Periodontics deals with the diagnosis, prevention and control of periodontal diseases or gum diseases. Our natural teeth are supported by periodontal tissues also known as the bone, gums and periodontal ligaments. When these tissues are affected by bacteria, it results in gum disease.
Peri-implant tissues are the gum and bone surrounding the the dental implant.
- Red, swollen gums
- Bleeding gums during brushing
- Loose teeth
- Bad breath
- Recede of gums
- Loose implant
- Pain around implant
- Swelling around implant
- Pus discharge
- Non-surgical periodontal treatment
Scaling and polishing to remove dental plaque and tartar on tooth surfaces. Deeper scaling which is called ‘root planning’. This treatment cleans all around the roots of the teeth, local anesthetic will be given for patient’s comfort.
- Surgical periodontal treatment
This procedure is for progressive and severe gum disease and peri-implant disease which cannot be improved by non-surgical approach.