From a medical point of view, dental gums are more than a support for the teeth. They are also an indicator of our general state of health. These might be affected by several reasons, whether minor or serious, and the symptoms range from swelling and bleeding to bad breath.
Ensuring healthy gums has a direct impact on the stability of the teeth. The most common cause of symptoms can be traced down to the accumulation of plaque when the teeth are not cleaned correctly, and solidifies (tartar). If not treated, it can evolve into a gingivitis, then periodontitis and lastly, the so-called “pyorrhea” and loose teeth.
The treatment starts with a tartar removal session using Ultrasounds or manual scraping. It may be required to continue the cleaning with more specific treatments, such as periodontal treatment or gum-gingival surgery.
This two concepts are very important as criteria in the placement of implants and factors such as plaque accumulation and periodontal pockets. Since a minimum of adhered gum is important, receding gums can be extended again by gum-gingival surgery techniques.
Recession of gums can cause aesthetic problems when smiling and more serious ones in other cases like loss of teeth. It can also be the cause of the annoying tooth sensitivity.
Gum-gingival treatment is one of the best alternatives, after considering braces, desensitizers, laser, etc.
Our smile is conditioned by the white of our teeth and the pink of the gums.