Gingivitis (Gum Diseases) often develops slowly without causing any pain and can begin at just about any age. Sometimes you may not have any symptoms until the disease has advanced and spread to the supporting bone (Periodontitis), causing loss of bone and eventually loss of tooth.
The term gum disease or periodontal disease describes bacterial growth and production of factors that gradually destroys the tissue surrounding and supporting the teeth.
Warning Signs of Gum Disease
• Bleeding gums
• Bad breath
• Red swollen and tender gums
• Pus discharge
• Loose or separating teeth
• Gums that have pulled away from the teeth exposing the root
Therefore, it is very important to have a regular dental check up and periodontal examination done, preferably, once in 3 months.
Aesthetic gum correction
We use modern periodontal “plastic surgery” techniques to improve gummy smiles, correct uneven gum lines and lengthen teeth that appear small.
Gum recession is the process where the gum tissue that protects the teeth wears away or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth root. When gum recession occurs, “pockets”, or gaps form between the teeth and gum line, therefore, making it easy for disease causing bacteria to build up and destroy teeth. If left untreated, the supporting tissue and bone structures of the teeth can be severely damaged and may ultimately result in tooth loss and even severe health consequences. Gums can recede due to many factors such as gum disease, aggressive tooth brushing, insufficient dental care, tobacco products, grinding and misaligned teeth to name a few.
If the gums become unattached from the tooth, its important to treat the gum recession. Otherwise, it may get worse.