Even if you have the brightest smile in the town, if it is accompanied by pain or discomfort in mouth then it is of new use. Most of us spend too much time looking after the teeth but often ignore the support system of teeth i.e. the gums. The gums are soft tissues that support the teeth and protect them from potential bacterial diseases and decay.
If you did not have gums then the bacteria and food debris will find an easy way into the teeth and even in your body. Did you know that one cavity can be a home to more than 700 different species of bacteria? And most of them are ‘bad’ bacteria. When these bad ones get into the teeth, they can cause the tooth structure to decay and break down and the result is tooth loss. Gum diseases or periodontal diseases are the most common cause behind this infection. Periodontal diseases when ignored can often lead to serious degenerative diseases such cardiovascular dis-ease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and dementia.
The most prime reason is bad oral hygiene. A problem in gums causes an imbalance of the bacteria in the mouth disrupting the microbiome balance that keeps everything in order. This leads to periodontal diseases or gum diseases. The gum diseases start with deposits in the form of plaque on the teeth. When not cleaned the plaque becomes tarter and the gums and bones in mouth start to hurt.
Gum diseases happen in various stages and this tarter and plaque infection is the first stage called gingivitis. The gums become inflamed, tender, bleed, swollen and their color changes to red. The advanced form of gum disease is periodontitis that affects the bones that hold the teeth. This stage can destroy the gums and the tissues too. Advanced periodontitis causes the fibers and bone to degrade, the tooth may fall, and you will not be able to bite your food.
The common problems with gums can also cause them to become darker than the healthy pink and even cause receding gums and a gummy smile. Habits like breathing through the mouth, smoking, alcohol, tobacco consumption can also cause the gum and teeth to deteriorate and cause severe bone resorption.
Gum procedures done by top periodontists in Mumbai can help you get relief from all your gum problems and concerns. We at The Esthetic Clinics Mumbai have a teal of expert oral care surgeons, dentists, periodontists that take a holistic approach towards oral treatments so that you not only get the best treatment but also know how to prevent the gum problems in future.
The most common indication that your gums are asking for expert attention is swelling and light bleeding when you brush your teeth other common symptoms for gum problems include:
If you experience any of these symptoms, make an appointment with The Esthetic Clinic, Mumbai and let the expert team handle the case.
Absolutely! Top periodontists in Mumbai are experts in treating all kinds of gum diseases successfully. Today there are many new technologies and advanced treatments available that can give you the healthy set of teeth and gums. All you need to do is to keep up with a good oral hygiene routine and visit the dentist even if you notice even a small problem in the gums. The earlier you get the gum disease treated the easier it is to reverse the problem and preserve the tooth.
There is no one customized treatment for gum problems. Gum procedures in Mumbai are done according to the stage of gum disease and other related issues if any. Gum procedures in Mumbai are mainly done in two ways:
Non-surgical gum procedures: These are non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures to treatment the initial stages of gum diseases. Antibiotics, deep cleaning (scaling), root planing are common procedures used to remove the plaque and tarter from the area below the gum line and relive the pain and inflammation in the gums.
Surgical gum procedures: These procedures are invasive and are used for treatment of advanced gum diseases. Surgical techniques reduce the pocket in the gum line and remove the excess gum tissue to tooth surface exposure. Gum procedures can also be used to cover the exposed bone.
The gum procedure includes the surgeries for treatment of gum diseases. For severe cases of gum problems, these are the best course of action. These include:
Gingival flap Surgeries: These are minor procedures and are suggested for the individuals who have food debris lodged in the gum line and bacterial colony has developed at the gum and gum pocket. It is generally under the local anesthesia. A small incision is given to the gum, the flaps of the gum are pulled up to expose the root, and then scaling and root planing can be done. Then the flap is put back to its place and stitches are placed to close the pocket. Then the periodontal surgeon will place the periodontal pack over it for fast healing. The sutures are removed about a week after the surgery.
Gingivectomy: This is basic gum procedure done in Mumbai, where the excesses gum tissues around the teeth are removed to ease the pain and discomfort in the gum. This procedure can be done with the help of lasers too. This type of surgical gum procedure in Mumbai is done for the treatment of gummy smile too. The whole procedure takes about 30 minutes to complete. You will have to take a painkillers a few days after the surgery and switch to a soft food diet to aid the healing.
Gingivoplasty: This type of gum procedure in Mumbai is an aesthetic procedure done for reshaping and re-contouring of the gams. Top periodontists in Mumbai use this procedure to treat the gummy smile and also for crown lengthening.
Gum graft and gum regeneration: This type of gum treatment in Mumbai is used for treatment of receded gums. Expert oral surgeons take the tissue from the floor of the mouth and graft it on the root area. Gum regeneration procedures involves taking small part of healthy gum from your own mouth and then suture it on the affected areas. For quick healing the top dentists in Mumbai use blood plasma and periodontal packs on the affected area. The whole procedure takes about an hour to complete.
Bone grafting: Chronic gum infection, traumatic tissues can cause bone resorption. Bone grafting gum procedure in Mumbai helps to regenerate bone with material. In this procedure, affected bone is replaced by new bone.
After the gum procedures, one should take good care of the operated area. Following are the instruction commonly given by the periodontal surgeon:
The recovery from the surgery will take almost two or more week s. it will totally depends upon the type of surgery had been done. And also vary for person to person.
Modern day gum procedures in Mumbai use advanced technologies such as lasers that improve the recovery time and do not cause a dent in the patient’s pocket. The usual cost of gum procedure in Mumbai includes the type of procedure done, the prescribed medications, post-surgery care and the surgeon’s fees. The price of gum procedure varies from individual to individual and if you get any additional, procedure done alongside it will add to the prices.
If you are looking for excellent and affordable gum treatments then make an appointment with The Esthetic Clinics Mumbai today.
We are the best periodontal clinic in Mumbai. Our patients’ beautiful and healthy smiles are our proud testimonials. We have built our reputation as the favorite go-to dental clinic for all dental procedures in Mumbai, based on customized advice and treatments for each patient.
Our dental specialists base their approach to every dental procedure on the back of detailed diagnostics using the latest radiological and imaging equipment like the Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), which creates clear 3D visualizations of the dental anatomy and morphology.
With us, you remain assured of the safest procedures conducted under the most hygienic conditions and by the best dental specialists in the city.
Our counsel and care is augmented by warm and fully sanitized dental home, skilled and hospitable dental staff and highly experienced and skilled team of dentists and specialists to address all your dental problems at the best treatment prices.
Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.