If you have short or unsightly teeth that make you think twice about smiling or enjoying a hearty laugh, don’t despair. You can easily get your groove back and get rid of the gummy smile with the gum/periodontal procedures at the Monarch Dental Clinic!
Periodontal disease, also known as gingivitis, is a major disorder that affects your gums. There are several cosmetic procedures which can cover up the gums so you’ll be back to flashing your most charming smile in no time. In most cases when the gums have been severely affected, surgery is still the best option and the safest path, since a chronic disorder can also result in tooth loss and tooth decay.
At Monarch Dental Clinic, we have an expert team of periodontists and dentists with extensive experience in surgical treatments of all kinds. Our seasoned periodontists work on the gums and surrounding bone structure to achieve the best results and minimize complications during a gum/periodontics procedure.
What Causes Periodontal Disease?
Your mouth, like your entire body for that matter, has a lot of bacteria living in it – not all of it harmful. However, ‘bad’ bacteria sometimes combine with mucus to form a thick, sticky layer of plaque over the teeth. Flossing and brushing can usually get rid of most of it, but the plaque left behind builds up and hardens over time. This is when periodontal diseases are most likely to occur, and a consultation with one of our dentists will help you get a better idea of the extent of the damage as well as any treatment you might need.
Gum Diseases that Require Surgery
There are primarily two major diseases that require periodontal gum surgery for correction – Gingivitis and Periodontitis.
The gums are attached to the teeth a little below the visible edges, with a small space that’s a few millimeters between the edge and attachment, called the silcus. Food particles that get trapped in this vulnerable area can promote bacterial and fungal growth, which can cause gum infections or gingivitis. If it’s left unchecked, chronic gingivitis can lead to severe conditions like receding gums, cause permanent damage and even tooth loss. People are normally unaware of Gingivitis and neglect the symptoms until it’s in the advanced stages.
Symptoms and Causes of Gingivitis
- Red, tender and swollen gums that bleed while brushing
- Gums receding from the teeth
- Pus between teeth and the gums
- Loose or sensitive teeth
- Changes in alignment and shifting of the teeth
- Improper bite-line and trouble chewing
- Bad breath, even after brushing
- Plaque and tarter accumulating between teeth and jaws
Before – After
If there’s anything worse than Gingivitis, it’s Periodontitis, a term used to describe a set of diseases that affect the tissue surrounding and supporting the teeth. There are very few discernible symptoms, so most people aren’t aware of it and consequently don’t seek treatment till it’s in the advanced stages with widespread manifestation.
Symptoms and Causes of Periodontitis
- Redness/bleeding gums while brushing/flossing/biting into hard food
- Recurring swelling of the gums
- Persistent metallic taste in the mouth
- Teeth appear to be lengthening or the gums start receding
- Deep pockets between the teeth and the gums
- Loose teeth
- Before, During, After
Our periodontists get rid of the plaque through carefully administered root planning, which gets rid of rough spots at the root of the tooth, and scaling to remove tartar and plaque from the gum line.
At the Monarch Dental Clinic, the primary objective of periodontal gum surgery is to control infections and repair any damage they’ve caused. The procedures will differ, depending on the extent of the gum disorder and progression of the underlying causes. Our expert periodontist might suggest altering some areas of your lifestyle like alcohol or smoking, and advise health regimens to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment.