Gum disease is the most widespread infectious disease worldwide. It occurs when bacteria attack the gums or bone; which hold the teeth in place. If it is not controlled, it can cause bad breath, bleeding or swollen gums and subsequent loss of teeth. In addition to dental problems, it also increases the risk of heart attack many times over.
It is generally caused due to improper oral hygiene, smoking, hereditary factors, over stressing the teeth, etc. It can be prevented by proper brushing, flossing, using mouthwash and regular professional cleaning (once in 6 months or once a year).
1. Professional cleaning/scaling-removes adherent tartar and food particles lodged between teeth and also between teeth and gums; also removes external stains which cannot otherwise be removed by brushing.
2. Surgery-deep scaling, root planning, flap surgery, bone &/or soft tissue graft/ regeneration.
At ARA, the additional use of laser makes the procedure more comfortable & improves healing.