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

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.

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+65 6690 4691 Ashford Thomson | +65 6690 3163 Ashford Serangoon |
+65 6690 4903 Ashford Bedok

    Frequently Asked Questions About Gum Treatment Specialist in Singapore

    1. How is gum disease treated in Singapore?

    In Singapore, the treatment for gum disease and the extent of required visits to the dentist for these gum treatments largely depend on the severity of the disease itself. An initial periodontal treatment will be performed through professional cleaning to remove accumulated plaque and calculus on the teeth. By removing the bacterial plaque, the gums can heal. Patients may also be recommended toothpastes or mouth rinses for tooth sensitivity.

    If patients have continued gum inflammation even after the initial gum treatment, the dentist may perform gum surgery to better clean the teeth and reduce further deep gum pockets. 

    2. What is the best treatment for gums?

    Gum treatment, consisting of professional cleaning and gum surgery if required, is usually the recommended procedure by gum treatment specialists in Singapore.

    3. Can I keep my teeth with periodontal disease?

    It is best to consult with your dentist if you will require any tooth extractions due to periodontal disease. If you do not require tooth extractions, you may be able to avoid tooth loss with timely gum treatment and preventive care.

    4. What would the dentist do if you have gum disease?

    You will first be advised by your dentist on your condition, severity and a gum treatment plan including professional cleaning and gum surgery, if needed. You will also go through the costs of your procedures in detail before commencing treatment. The number of treatment visits will depend on the gum disease severity and gum treatment plan. Your dentist will also make recommendations for oral hygiene and diet practices for preventive care.

    5. Is gum treatment painful?

    You can expect some pain and discomfort from gum treatment, however you should not put off treatment due to this fear. Time is of essence for the treatment of gum disease. At Ashford Dental, our gum treatment is always done under local anesthetic so our patients can be as pain-free as possible, and comfortable throughout the procedure.

    6. Can you repair receding gums?

    Receding gums may be able to be treated or repaired with gum treatment. While receding gums cannot grow back, gum treatment and proper preventive care can make a difference. Your dentist will be able to further advise you on repair and care for receding gums.