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Gum treatment

Gum Treatment

Gums are the pink protective tissue that covers our jaw bones and parts of the roots of our teeth. Healthy gums hug firmly around our teeth but diseased gums do not attach to teeth due to inflammation caused by bacteria. If not treated, we could suffer from loss of supporting bone and teeth. Gum treatment can help us controls and stops this process.

What is gum treatment?

  • Periodontics is the specialty branch of dentistry that deals with the treatment of gum diseases and other supporting structures around the teeth and jaw bones.
  • Gum treatments aim to control and stop gum disease.
  • These procedures include scaling and root planing, gum surgery, crown lengthening, dental implants and gum grafts.

What is involved?

  • Initial consultation
  • Treatment
  • Follow Up Care

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Gum treatment fees

  • Treatment Fees
  • Other Fees

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Who are our Gum specialists/Periodontists?

  • Dr NAM HOAI PHAM
  • Dr KHOA VAN NGUYEN

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What are the Types of Gum Treatments?

  • Scaling
  • Root Planing (deep cleaning)
  • Gum Surgery
  • Gum Grafts
  • Dental Implants

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What is involved?

Initial consultation

Common signs of gum problems include the following:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Receding gums
  • Shaky teeth
  • Teeth sensitivity
  • Increasing spaces between teeth
  • Bad breath

Our dentist/gum specialist will find out the details of your medical and dental history, go through a consultation and examination and take a digital X-ray of your teeth, then provide a thorough and detailed diagnosis. Gum disease is always best prevented. However, if it already has caused tissue destruction, treatment usually addresses the calculus accumulation and oral hygiene techniques to halt the disease.

• Treatment

The goal of treatment is to improve the reattachment of healthy gums to teeth and to stop disease progression.

Simpler procedures usually take about 30 minutes. More complex or extensive treatments may take up to 2 hours. Depending on the severity of the gum problems, occasionally 2 or more visits over several weeks are required.

Follow Up Care

Most of time, our patients can return to 99% of normal daily activities within a few hours after the procedure.

Depending on the type of gum treatment, one may complete treatment with placement of functional dental restorations (for example, an implant crown), or be required to follow-up on more intensive sessions until healthy gums are achieved.

Generally, once patients are cleared of gum disease, regular maintenance will be sufficient. This includes flossing, brushing, and regular dental check-ups and maintenance every 6 months.

Gum treatment fees

Gum treatment fees

Description

Fee (USD)

Consultation

Free

Digital x-ray

$9

Cleaning & Polishing

$18 - $27

Root Planing (deep cleaning)

$11 - $20 per tooth

Gum surgery

$110 - $135 per sextant

Gum Cosmetic Surgery

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Dental Implant

$1,150 - $1,750 per tooth

* Price are subjected to be change without notice

*No hidden fees

*All treatment costs are collected in USD amount and payable by any major currencies

The information provided above is of a general nature only as you would need to be examined by our dentist/ gum specialist in order confirm the best treatment option for you.

Who are our Gum specialists/Periodontists?

Far East Dental’s Gum Treatment Team comprises of internationally qualified dentist/gum specialists from the areas of periodontics (gum treatment).

Dr NAM HOAI PHAM

DDS (Vietnam), MSc of Periodontology (Germany)

 

Dr KHOA VAN NGUYEN

DDS (Vietnam), Cert. Dental Implant Surgeon (USA)

We can usually schedule for you to see our dental dentist/gum specialists within 24 hours and depending on your dental condition, it may be possible for you to start gum treatment on the same day as your initial consultation.

What are the Types of Gum Treatments?

Treatment options depend on the stage of disease and how patient responds to earlier treatments. Certain procedures such as dental implants are definitive and end with a functional dental restoration. Other procedures such as scaling and root planing should be continued every 3 to 6 months to maintain healthy gums.

  • Scaling

Scaling refers to careful cleaning of the teeth and gums to remove plaque and caculus. Everyone should have a good professional dental cleaning every 3 to 6 months.

  • Root Planing (deep cleaning)

Root planing is required when tartar (calculus) is deeply accumulated and there is a displacement of gums from the teeth. This is the beginning of tooth loss if left untreated. Local anaesthetic is used to numb-up sections of the gums for thorough cleaning, especially when there are significant separation of gums from the teeth and pockets space form around roots.

  • Gum Surgery

Gum (periodontal) surgery is recommended when there is a significant separation between the gum and the teeth (deep pockets). Such deep pockets make difficulty to access for thorough removal of calculus and disinfection. In this procedure, the gums are carefully reflected aside to expose the true extent of infected calculus. Sometimes, the shape of the bone around the infected teeth is shaped to speed-up healing. In other cases, the bone and periodontal (gum) tissues can be re-created via Guided Tissue Regeneration.

  • Gum Grafts

Gum grafting enables a new piece of gum tissue to be placed over the exposed root to restore the gum tissue back to its original form and position. This stops the tooth from further wear and tear at the root area, which helps maintain stability of the tooth. Tissue from the palate (roof of the mouth) will be used as a graft and transplanted onto the recipient area. The gums around the recipient site (the exposed root) are gently lifted away and the graft material is secured in place with fine sutures approximately the size of a hair. The grafting procedure takes about an hour for a small area and a proportionately longer time for wider areas.

  • Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial titanium screws that are placed in the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. A healing period of several months is needed for the implant(s) to intergrate with the jaw bone. Finally, the implant crown will be fitted.

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