Gum and Soft Tissue Desease
Gingivitis and Periodontitis are the most common gum diseases.
Gingivitis is gum inflammation due to plaque accumulation over tooth surface. It usually appears with bleeding from gums. It is a curable disease.
When plaque gets calcified and converts in to calculus deposits and due to bacterial infection there is pus formation along with bone loss it is known as Periodontitis. If it is not treated well in time it leads to early tooth loss.
Diabetic patients, pregnant women should take extra care and get regular scaling done to prevent gum problems.
Gingivitis and Periodontitis in early stage can be cured with Scaling and in advanced stages it can be treated with gingivectomy and flap surgery.