Archive for category Periodontal Health & Treatment

Scaling & Polishing

Topics 10 Reasons to Have a Dental Cleaning How Dental Cleaning is done? 1. Ultrasonic Scaler 2. Hand Scalers 3. Polishing Tool 4. Fluoride Is it going to be painful?

Gum Anatomy

Periodontium is the tissue that immediately surrounds and supports the teeth. It consists of alveolar bone, periosteum, periodontal ligament, gingival sulcus, and gingiva; each of these components contributes to stabilizing the tooth within the jaws.

Gum disease – Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gingiva due to bacterial infection that can occur at any age but most frequently arises during adolescence. It is a disease that requires the presence and maturation of bacterial plaque Gingivitis is diagnosed by bleeding and by changes in the colour, contour and consistency of the gingiva. Features include […]

Gum Disease – Periodontitis

After the age of 35, gum disease or periodontitis is the major cause of tooth loss in adults, far more so than tooth decay. In fact, about 80% of tooth loss can be ascribed to periodontal disease in this age group. A lot of time and money could be saved by early detection and treatment […]

Oral Health Matters

Why it is important? Improper oral hygiene leads to plaque build-up Plaque formation can lead to gingivitis, an early form of gum disease If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, a more severe form of gum disease Recent evidence indicates that periodontitis is associated with certain medical conditions That is why it is important […]

Gum Disease and Diabetic

Diabetic patients are more likely to develop periodontal disease, which in turn can increase blood sugar and diabetic complications. People with diabetes are more likely to have periodontal disease than people without diabetes, probably because diabetics are more susceptible to contracting infections. In fact, periodontal disease is often considered the sixth complication of diabetes. Those […]

Gum Disease and Heart Disease

Researchers have found that people with gum disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease. – American Academy of Periodontology Heart Disease Several theories exist to explain the link between periodontal disease and heart disease. One theory is that oral bacteria can affect the heart when they enter the blood stream, […]

Air Polishing with EMS:Air Flow®

Air polishing is an alternative, non-contact, method of polishing teeth using a polishing cup and paste after teeth scaling. It requires a special ultrasonic unit (e.g. Air Flow from EMS) that allows use of this insert in the handpiece. Air polishing uses medical-grade sodium bicarbonate and water in a jet of compressed air to “sandblast” […]

Gum Surgery

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Root Planing

Root planing is a non-surgical treatment that usually done together with deep dental scaling. It is done after the supragingival (or superficial) plaque and calculus were remove through gross scaling. The aim of this treatment is to removes the roughened cementum and surface dentin that is impregnated with calculus, microorganisms and their toxins leading to […]