Gum diseases are the most frequent among gingival, oral, dental and jaw disorders. The clinical setting resulting from wrong and/or incomplete brushing and which manifests itself with various symptoms such as bleeding, swelling, halitosis, etc. is a sign of gingival disease. Bacteria attaching themselves on the dental plaque or stone are among the main reasons of gum diseases. If not intervened at an early stage, bacteria causing gum diseases will cause disease progression and involvement of dental roots which in turn leads to bone loss in the lower and upper jaws. Routine controls and gingival care is crucial in preventing this condition which can lead to irreversible damage due to bone loss in the upper and lower jaw, and ultimately the loss of teeth.
Gingival diseases, when diagnosed early, can be prevented by plaque removal. However, if the disease has progressed to the stage of bone loss, a procedure called curettage which involves dental root surface cleansing and smoothing is required. More advanced cases are treated with a periodontal procedure called open curettage.
All procedures are performed under local anesthesia and are painless, without causing any distress to our valued patients.
Periodontal surgery procedures are not limited to open curettage only. Where necessary, gums are also treated using bone grafts and membranes.
More seldom cases of gingival enlargement and individual gingival recession can be also treated by gingival surgery.
In addition, our gum disease specialists can also perform gingival leveling operations also known as pink aesthetics in order to meet aesthetic needs of the patients.
In consequence, gum diseases other than genetic related ones can be prevented by correct brushing and routine dental check-up.