Gum disease or gingivitis leads to inflammation of the tissues surrounding the teeth, and it occurs as a result of poor dental hygiene and negligence towards oral health. Bleeding gums are most commonly caused when plaque is not removed properly from the teeth at the gum line, resulting in inflammation of the gums.

The treatments that help in improving gum health are teeth cleaning, deep cleaning of the gums, gum surgeries like gingival reshaping, modeling and flap surgeries.

We at AK DENTAL CLINIC believe that it is of utmost importance to take very good care of our gums as it is the foundation of our teeth. At AK DENTAL CLINIC, our gum specialists (Periodontists) carry out a careful gum examination to diagnose the gum disease at the earliest stage. Depending on the diagnosis of the disease, we will recommend the gum treatment that can best help our patient.

Causes of Bleeding Gums :
  • Any bleeding disorder
  • Brushing too hard
  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy
  • Improper flossing
  • Use of blood thinners
  • Infection, either in a tooth or the gum
  • Ill-fitting dentures or other dental appliances
  • Leukemia, a type of blood cancer
  • Scurvy, a vitamin C deficiency
  • Vitamin K deficiency
  • Diabetes
  • Consuming certain medications (oral contraceptives, steroids, anticonvulsants, calcium channel blockers, and
  • Chemotherapy.

The Different treatments available are:

Gum recontouring : Also known as gum shaping, involves changing the shape of your gums to be more aesthetically pleasing. It is a procedure done to shape the gums by cutting off the excess gum tissue. It is done to correct a gummy smile, where a lot of gum tissue is seen when a person smiles.

Gum surgeries with lasers : At AK DENTAL CLINIC, we have the most mordern procedures that use dental lasers to carry out gum surgeries to treat gum diseases. This is a painless and bloodless procedure done under local anesthesia, in a single visit.

Gum depigmentation : Melanin pigmentation often occurs in the gums as a result of an abnormal deposition of melanin, due to which the gums may appear black or brown instead of pink. The pigmentation can give an unaesthetic look. To overcome this, gum depigmentation procedure can be carried out with lasers or a minimally invasive surgery under local anaesthetic. The patient walks out with a confident smile and healthy pink gums.