Why are my gums bleeding?

Your gums are bleeding because you have gingivitis. Gingivitis is inflamation of the gums.

Why does this happen and what can I do to prevent gingivitis?

The direct cause of ginigivitis is dental plaque, a soft, sticky, colourless substance formed by bacteria. Dental plaque is constantly being deposited on your teeth and gums. The bacteria present in the dental plaque produce toxins that irritate the tissue near the border between your teeth and gums (the gingival tissue).

When you have gingivitis your gums are red, inflamed and sore. They also bleed when you brush. Another tell-tale sign of sick gums is that they can recede or retire away from the crowns of your teeth, giving the teeth an elongated appearance. Other people may experience bad breath or a recurring unpleasant after-taste even where gingivitis is not at an advanced stage.

Unfortunately, gingivitis can return often as the bone and connective tissues that hold the teeth in place have not been affected.

Correct hygiene is crucial. Professional cleanings are also extremely important because once the dental plaque on your teeth is allowed to harden and accumulate, or it transforms into hard scales, only a hygienist or dentist will be able to eliminate it.

At Dental Square we offer to begin the fight against gingivitis with a deep cleaning that includes:

  • ultrasound descaling
  • ultra-fine sodium bicarbonate spray
  • polishing, and
  • fluoride application to protect your enamel

Contact us today and take advantage of our cleaning treatments for an unbeatable sensation of freshness in your mouth!

What is periodontal illness?

Periodontal illness is a chronic irreversible dental illness which may initially present as gingivitis and later develop into loss of bone, retreating gums and tooth loss.

What is the treatment for periodontal illness?

The treatment for periodontal illness consists of eliminating the bacteria found in the pockets that form between the teeth and gums. These “periodontal pockets” form due to loss of bone.

Removing the bacteria and reducing the size of these pockets can be achieved through different treatments:

  • root planing and smoothing
  • courses of antibiotics
  • application of Emdogain™ (Straumann biomaterials), and
  • periodontal surgery

Maintenance of dental hygiene at home with a good brushing technique will help slow the progress of the illness. Due to the fact that the illness is chronic you must go to appointments for maintenance treatments when advised by your specialist.

My teeth look very small in comparison to my gums when I smile. What can I do about this?

When the appearance of your smile is affected by having short teeth or a “gummy” smile, there are simple and fast procedures available to correct the situation and improve your image.

Depending on the case, the treatments we offer at Dental Square are:

  • gingivoplastia
  • gingivectomia
  • clinical crown elongation

A combination of the three treatments may be desirable. Consult us about your options today with confidence.

What is a gingivoplasty?

Gingivoplasty is a simple surgical procedure that involves remodelling the gumline to achieve a contour that is physiologically and aesthetically improved.

What is a gingivectomy?

Gingivectomy is a surgical procedure that may be recommended by your periodontal specialist. It involves the removal of damaged gum tissue or supporting harder tissues after patients have suffered from periodontal disease.

What is clinical crown elongation?

This is a procedure that achieves an increase in the visible part of a tooth by displacement of bone and gingival tissue.

Am I a candidate for these procedures?

Our professionals will determine if you are a candidate for these treatments. Some of the obvious signs may be:

  • Gingival smile (“gummy smile”) caused by an enlargement of your gums
  • An unusual eruption of teeth
  • Lack of harmony in the proportion of your teeth

Call us on tel: (+5411) 5778.0256 to reserve your appointment with Dental Square or submit our contact form. You can also e.mail us with your questions: info@dentalsquareargentina.com

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