Gum Problems

Gum Problems

( Treated by Concern Specialist – Periodotist)

" If I clean my teeth,there will be spaces created and they will loosen up"- A terrible misconception that people have related to scaling (cleaning ) of teeth. As a matter of fact the reverse is true!!

More than 90 million suffer from chronic halitosis or bad breath. Mouth contains variety of bacteria that form a sticky film called plaque. Bacteria create toxins which irritate the gums and subsequently affect the bone anchoring the tooth. Plaque if not removed, it hardens into a rough porous deposit called calculus which has to be removed by a dentist.You should consult your doctor if you detect any of the following:

  • Bad breath
  • Bleeding gums
  • Pus formation
  • Red swollen gums
  • Mobility of teeth

Scaling at Ruparelia Dental Cinic is done with the help of ultrasonic scalers with every patient having a new autoclavable tip!

Myth : Cleaning of teeth by the dentist leads to loss of enamel leading to sensitivity of teeth in the future!

Fact : Cleaning of teeth by the dentist is done using a very blunt instrument, which vibrates at a high speed to loosen only the dirt which has collected around the tooth. This instrument in no way scratches the enamel. Yes, the teeth may become a little loose and sensitive immediately after cleaning but this may be temporary and usually becomes normal in a week's time.

Myth : must not brush my teeth if my gums bleed.

Fact : Bleeding gums is a sign to see your dentist. However, if you cannot do this as soon as possible, you can brush your teeth with a soft or extra soft toothbrush.

Myth : cleaning of teeth leads to loosening of teeth

Fact : cleaning of teeth helps us to eliminate infection and is good for stability of teeth. After cleaning patient may feel the space between the teeth and some loosening as the tartar occupies the natural space between the teeth and our tongue is used to this tartar. Once it is removed by the dentist, our sensitive tongue immediately feels the gap


If periodontal disease ( disease of gums) is not treated in the early stage it progresses slowly and painlessly destroying the bone supporting the teeth.In most advanced stages flap or gum surgery is recommended.

Flap surgery is an absolutely painless procedure done under local anaesthesia to temporarily separate the gums from the teeth giving the periodontist access to the roots of the teeth and their supporting bone.This access allows removal of diseased tissues,plaque and tartar which are considered to be the causative factors for periodontitis(pyorrhea)