you have been diagnosed with gum disease, there are a number of
treatment options available to you depending on the severity of your
diagnosis and the extent of damage that it may have caused. Mild cases
of gum disease can usually be treated by practicing and maintaining good
oral hygiene, and the effects of gingivitis are usually reversible. You
can get your teeth professionally cleaned by your dentist, where they
will thoroughly clean and remove any hardened plaque that has formed.
Your dentist may perform scaling and ‘root planing’, which is deep
cleaning done under a local anaesthetic to remove plaque and tartar from
above and below your gum line. These will help to reduce the swelling
and the depth of gum pockets that may have formed, and to heal any
dentist will also be able to give you advice on how to clean your teeth
properly at home, in order to prevent a build-up gum disease or a
build-up of plaque again in the future.
your ailment is more serious, you will need more extensive treatment.
This could involve surgery to restore supporting tissues, to fix the
alignment of your teeth, or to remove any teeth that are irreparable.
Teeth and Skin Service Line at the Aga Khan University and Hospital,
Karachi can provide you multidisciplinary medical care under one roof.