Gum Treatment Specialist in Singapore
Gum treatment is used to restore optimal gum health and save teeth if you have severe bone loss and inflamed gums around your teeth. Gum inflammation can make the teeth loose (mobile) and make the gums sore and swollen.
Gum treatment is required when there is gingivitis (gum inflammation). During a routine checkup or scaling and polishing, your dentist will advise if you have gingivitis. During early stages, gingivitis can be treated and reversed with regular and professional cleaning and care, such as gum treatment.
If you experience red, swollen or bleeding gums, gum treatment can also provide relief from these symptoms. Gum treatment sometimes involves opening the gum (called a flap) to debride the affected area and cleanse it thoroughly.
Ashford Dental is your gum treatment specialist in Singapore and we ensure our gum treatment is always done under local anesthetic so our patients are pain-free and comfortable throughout the procedure.
Each of our doctors have experience in all areas of general and complex dentistry so you can be sure that you’re in good hands. That’s not all — besides their expertise and skills, our dentists also have warm and caring demeanours so you feel cared for. Our doctors plus our understanding of the differing needs and wants of our patients enable us to deliver The Ashford Experience.
Costs and Medisave
The cost of gum treatment will depend on the specific condition of your gums and how many areas are affected. We will always go through the costs in detail with you before proceeding. While gum treatment is not Medisave claimable, we offer flexible in-house installment plans for your convenience.
We have branches around Singapore at Thomson, Serangoon and Bedok. Book an appointment with us through our online form and our customer service team will get back to you in a day. You can also call any of your preferred branches, whatsapp us or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phase 1 – Consultation
What procedure is done is largely based on the severity of the periodontal or gum disease. Needless to say, the process must start with a thorough consultation and examination of your gums. This will include:
- Checking for inflamed or swollen gums
- Checking if there has been bone loss around your teeth
- Measuring any bone loss which has occurred around teeth
- Taking digital panoramic X-Rays to localize the areas where bone loss has occurred.
Once we know the severity of the condition we can proceed.
Phase 2 – Procedure
For mild to moderate gingivitis (inflammation of the gums which has not yet spread into the bone) The plaque, calculus and bacteria are cleaned off using a combination of an ultrasonic scaler tip (like we use in a normal scale and polish) along with manual hand scalers to ensure thorough removal of bacteria even from under your gums. The procedure is carried out under local anaesthesia so you do not feel any pain. Medication may be provided afterwards to ensure all bacteria are removed and your gums return to a healthy state.For more severe conditions like periodontitis (where bacteria have eroded the bone and teeth are already mobile) In addition to the above, we will also use bone graft materials to replace the lost bone. The synthetic graft material will stimulate the formation of your body’s own bone cells. This will normally require several visits as more than 1 graft site may be required.
Phase 3 – Follow Up
As with any dental procedure, follow ups are an important part of the process. Depending on the severity of your initial condition, we may schedule follow ups in 2 weeks or several months later. Once your gum and bone health have stabilized, we will then schedule 6 monthly routine checks. This ensures that your teeth and gums are cleaned every 6 months and we constantly monitor the health of your gums and bone.