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Gingivitis / Periodontitis

Gingivitis and periodontitis are studied under the name of periodontal disease. If not treated, tooth loss can be seen. As a word meaning, periodontal means “gingival environment”. Periodontal disease affects the gingival and bone tissue around the teeth. One or more teeth may be affected as a result of disease. The bacterium within plaque causes gum inflammation.

Gingivitis is the early stage of periodontal disease. Gums are red, swollen and prone to bleeding. No or very few complaints are seen at this stage of the disease. It usually occurs as a result of poor oral hygiene. The treatment can be completed after professional cleaning and regular and good oral hygiene at home.

Untreated gingivitis can turn into periodontitis. Plaque starts spreading and growing below the gumline in time. Toxin produced by bacteria in the plaque irritate the gums and stimulate inflammatory reaction. Loss of gingival and bone tissue occur as a result of inflammatory reaction. Gums separate from the teeth, pocket formation occurs between teeth and gum. As the progression of disease pockets become deep and the deeper bone and gum tissues will be damaged either. In the later stages there may be mobility in the teeth and teeth can be lost even without any decays.

Gingival Recession

The exposed root surfaces occur after gingival recession. Gingival recession may have occurred as a result of hard brushing or periodontal disease. You may not know for what reason it has occurred, the treatment that will be applied to you will include to mark the reason of problem and make recommendations after operation.

Following gingival recession, teeth look longer than usual, patients may require treatment because of aesthetic reasons. Or regardless of aesthetic need, being very sensitive to hot and cold foods of the exposed root surface and the pain felt from time to time may direct the patient to this treatment.

Transfer of tissue graft from adjacent zone or far-off locale can be done in the area where gum deficiency was seen. Tissue to be transferred can be either obtained from the patient's mouth or biomaterials ready in the market used.

More gum and bone loss can be prevented after treating gingival recession with soft tissue graft. In some cases, by covering more vulnerable opened root surface, measure can be taken against cavities. As a result of covering the root surface tooth sensitivity reduces and positive development is gained in aesthetic.

Increased Mobility in Teeth

Untreated gingivitis can turn into periodontitis. Plaque starts spreading and growing below the gumline in time. Toxin produced by bacteria in the plaque irritate the gums and stimulate inflammatory reaction. Loss of gingival and bone tissue occurs as a result of inflammatory reaction. Gums separate from the teeth, pocket formation occurs between teeth and gum. As the progression of disease pockets become deep and the deeper bone and gum tissues will be damaged either. In the later stages there may be mobility in the teeth and teeth can be lost even without any decays.

Gingival Aesthetic / Gingival Design

When a photo of the teeth examined, the shape, color and order of teeth is very effective on the harmony smile. Healthy look of gums surrounding teeth and gum and teeth ratio are also effective on the harmony of smile.

Sometimes teeth look too short and smile is gummy. Contrary to this in the patients that gingival recession occurs for different reasons, teeth look very long and gumline is shorter than normal. In both cases there are irregularities in the rate of tooth and gum and this brings about an aesthetic problem.

In cases of gummy smile, the most accurate tooth-gum ratio determined after a preliminary study. Operation is carried out by removing excessive gums with the help of patient-specific prosthetic router appliances. The ideal ratio of dental gum is obtained by the virtue of this treatment.

In cases of gingival recession, soft tissue grafts and other root coverage procedures are designed to cover the exposed roots. Tissue to be transferred can be either obtained from the patient's mouth or biomaterials ready in the market used. The ideal gumline is gained and tooth sensitivity is reduced by the virtue of this treatment.