Gums keep our teeth intact; having gum problem can be the indication of tooth loosening or even tooth loss. So it is very important to keep your gums in healthy.

The most unfortunate thing about Gum diseases is that many of us may be having it but we might not recognize it. It might be in the mildest form of small bleeds while we brush or in the severe form of swollen gum with loose mobile teeth. Gingivitis, pyorrhea, periodontitis are the common terms used to describe various gum diseases.

Gum disease is dependent on your daily tooth brushing technique and other oral hygiene practices, habits or addictions and overall systemic health.

How do I know if I have gum disease?

• Bad breath

• Bleeding while brushing

• Swollen red gums

• Teeth with yellowish hard deposits i.e. calculus

• Loose teeth

• Discharge from gums

How Gum Problem can be treated?

Depending upon the severity of the problem our treatment might just be a mechanical cleaning of your teeth (scaling) to remove calculus and smoothening the roots if necessary or flap surgery may be needed.

Is it possible to brighten the color of Gums?

Some people develop dark brownish pigmentation in their gums. This sometimes gives an unappealing appearance to their smile. At Smilekraft, we use advanced LASER System for Gum Depigmentation. It removes a thin top layer of the gum tissue, destroying the cells that produce melanin. As new tissue is created during healing, it tends to be pink rather than brown.

The treatment may require a local anesthetic injection and has a short recovery time with manageable discomfort. Sometime depending on the color and depth of the dark patch, it could take several sessions to achieve the desired degree of lightening.

What can be done for Gummy Smile?

A gummy smile is one in which more of the upper gums are seen rather than your beautiful teeth. One of the ways to correct a gummy smile is by Crown lengthening procedure. In this procedure the gums are recontoured so as to cause an increase in the size of the crown of the tooth and display your pearly whites to an advantage.