Gum and Periodontal Disease Care in Dubai

Gum and Periodontal Disease

Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease or periodontal disease, the gums become red, swollen, and bleed easily. There is usually little or no discomfort at this stage. Gingivitis is often caused by inadequate oral hygiene. It is reversible with professional treatment and good oral home care.

Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis. With time, plaque will spread and grow below the gum line. This induces a chronic inflammatory response leading to the destruction of the tissues and bone that support the teeth. Gums then separate from the teeth, forming pockets (spaces between the teeth and gums) that become infected. As the disease progresses, more gum tissue and bone are destroyed. Surprisingly, this destructive process of periodontitis has very mild symptoms; the patient is not really aware of any problem until some teeth become loose and fall.

The periodontist measures the depth of your pocket(s) and works on pocket reduction procedures- which are usually non-surgical and, in some cases, surgical- in order to regenerate the lost tissues (gum and bone). Reduced pockets and a combination of daily oral hygiene will help you keep your natural teeth and a healthy smile. In addition, eliminating bacteria from deep periodontal pockets decreases the chance of health problems associated with periodontal disease.

Prof. Nada Naaman has more than 25 years of experience in practicing and teaching gum disease therapy and can provide you with the best advice and results.

Gummy Smile Surgery and Gingival Contouring

A gummy smile may be a result of genetics or may be caused by some prescription drugs.  Your gum line may be uneven, your teeth may look too short, and your smile too gummy. Surgical crown lengthening will remove excess gum tissue, reshape your gums and make your teeth of adequate length. During this procedure the gum line is sculpted to provide you with a beautiful looking smile. By preventing decay, this process is also beneficial for your oral health.

Our experienced periodontist, Prof. Nada Naaman will provide the best gum contour for a beautiful smile. In some cases, we work with the dermatologists at Skin Experts Polyclinic to weaken the treat the muscles that elevate the lip with Botox.

Gum Graft Surgery

Receding gums or gums that are too high make your teeth appear longer and can make you look older than you really are. In addition, gum recession causes the tooth root to become exposed leading to hypersensitivity.  This recession can happen as a result of a variety of causes, including periodontal diseases.

Gum graft surgery is part of the periodontal plastic procedures, and can be done for one tooth or several teeth to replace the lost gum tissue, even the gum line, cover vulnerable roots from decay and prevent additional recession. A gum graft will reduce tooth sensitivity and improve the aesthetics of your smile.

Our experienced periodontist, Prof. Nada Naaman will provide the best gum contour for a beautiful smile.