Laser Dentistry and Gum Care

The jaw bone along with the pink gums sets a foundation in which the teeth are held into. They act like a protective layer of soft tissue that is present inside the mouth, and surrounds the neck of your teeth. Without gums bacteria and food debris would easily reach deeper parts of your teeth.

It is important to keep gums healthy. Unfortunately gums are the most neglected part of the oral cavity. Poor oral hygiene leads to deposit of plaque and calculus containing bacteria that are bad to the gums and cause infection and pain.

Symptoms of Gum Disease
  • Swollen and red gums
  • Bad breath
  • Bleeding of gums after brushing or flossing
  • Pus discharge from teeth
  • Mobile teeth
  • Gums that are tender and painful to touch
  • Gum recession
  • Gaps between teeth

FAQs about gum health

For majority of the patients, routine dental checkups and teeth cleaning is advised twice a year along with routine oral hygiene instructions which is vital in preventing gum disease. Book an appointment with our dentist at Arihant, Bhopal for a check up now.

The main cause of gum disease is the build up of plaque on the surface of the teeth. Plaque contains bacteria that are detrimental to the gums. They irritate the gums and cause infection.

Yes, patients with diabetes are more prone to gum disease, especially with uncontrolled diabetes. Such patients are advised to meet a dentist twice a year to evaluate the condition of their gums to prevent worsening of the gum inflammation.

Yes! Bad breath is one of the main symptoms of gum disease. Plaque and calculus are home to bacteria that release toxins which can lead to bad breath.

Teeth cleaning is removal of calculus from the surface of teeth as well as roots beneath the gums, thereby removing the bacteria causing gum disease. However, routine teeth cleaning along with proper home care measures are necessary to prevent gum disease.