Did you know 90% of the human population suffers from gum disease in their mouths?

Did you know that gum disease, if left untreated can lead to the deadly heart attack?

This is because the bacteria from the gums travels through the blood stream, leading to a heart attack.

Do You Have?

  • Bad breath/ foul smell in your mouth
  • Spongy gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
  • Mobile / shaky teeth
  • Loose gums

These are the signs of a festering gum disease.

Even though a person may be regular in brushing teeth twice a day (after dinner and after breakfast), rinsing/washing with water everytime one eats, flossing teeth, some amount of food debris remains in the mouth. This reacts with bacteria in the mouth to form a soft slippery layer called plaque. This soft layer over time hardens to form a chalk like substance called tartar or calculus. No amount of brushing can get rid of tartar/calculus.

Due to smoking, regular intake of tea, coffee and stain-inducing foods like betel nut, red wine and spices like turmeric, some amount of staining is bound to be found on the teeth.

To get rid of plaque/calculus/stains it is mandatory for every individual to go for a professional cleaning/scaling and polishing of teeth at least once in six months.

The calculus gets deposited between the gums and the teeth. If left untreated, it initially infects the gums (they may swell up / bleed / become spongy and loose). From here the infection spreads to the underlying bone (which supports the root of the teeth). The gums and underlying bone form the foundation of the teeth. Once the foundation gets infected (pockets are formed in gums, which, if not treated, lead to bone defects), it leads to mobility of teeth (pyorrhoea). Once the mobility sets in, initially one can reverse the problem of mobile teeth/spongy bleeding lose gums by certain procedures like:

  • Scaling of teeth: Supragingival / Subgingival
  • Curettage
  • Root Planing
  • Gingivectomy
  • Flap Surgery
  • Mucogingival Surgery
  • Bone / Osseous Surgery etc.s

Initially mobility of teeth can be reversed. However in the advanced stages, salvaging/saving mobile natural teeth is not possible.

Since natural teeth are best teeth in the world, it is important to preserve them.