We always think the best dental specialists or periodontists in Dubai are those who come recommended to you. Word of mouth is the best way of finding somebody good and if your friends or colleagues trust and like a certain dentist or periodontist, you are likely to be satisfied too.
Gum disease can be genetic. It can also be caused by over-zealous brushing or brushing the wrong way. It could be a bad diet and it could just be unlucky. Very often people do not know they have gum issues until it is too late. The best way to prevent gum disease is by visiting your dentist on a regular basis – every six months – and then taking care of your teeth at home by brushing twice daily and flossing regularly, as well as eating the right or healthy foods.
You may not know until it is too late, which is why it is a good idea to visit the dentist regularly. If your mouth feels ‘odd’ or ‘off’ then chances are something is wrong. Rather than wait, get it checked out. But if your teeth are a little sore or sensitive, including your gums, you may well have the start of a gum disease. If your gums are red, swollen or bleed from time to time, or often, get to the dentist.
Having red, swollen or sore gums does not mean you have gum disease but you should still check it out. It may be that you need a little hygienic cleaning, it may be that you need a new brushing technique, and of course, it may mean you need a periodontist. Only your dentist or periodontist can tell you if you have gum disease, and it can be treated, as long as you do not leave it too late.
Like anything, The earlier you find out about a problem, quicker and easier it is to treat. Many people wait until it is too late because of fear. Fear is a terrible thing, which is also why it is important to find the right dentist or periodontist in Dubai – one who is kind, helpful, gentle, expert at their work, and who you feel comfortable with, If your dentist in Dubai even hints at you having gum disease, ask to see a periodontist. To be honest, if you have a good dentist, he or she will recommend you see a periodontist and book the appointment for you.
Periodontists do a lot of work, including cosmetic work and restorative work. This can include: Some procedures
- Gum graft surgery
- Regenerative gum procedures
- Scaling and root planing
- Root surface debridement
- Non surgical treatments
- Laser treatments
- Dental implants
- Plastic cosmetic dental surgery
- Dental crown lengthening
- Replacement of missing teeth.
Some procedures are invasive and require anaesthesia, others are done in the dentist’s chair. Your periodontist in Dubai will always talk to you and give you the options, as well as explaining to you exactly what he or she needs to do, why they are doing it, and what the benefits will be to you.
Another sign to look out for, regarding gum disease, is if your teeth start feeling loose – this is a sign of your bones getting thin, and it can result in fairly serious oral infection, including periodontitis. If your teeth are feeling loose, tell your dentist and do not wait until it is too late and always remember, you can book a periodontist in Dubai directly too, either by getting recommendations from friends or colleagues, or looking online and reading reviews.
You may also notice that your gums look different to usual, or perhaps you are more ‘gummy’ than usual. If so, you may have receding gums. If you are going for regular – six monthly – dental check ups, your problems will be picked up early enough that they will not turn into serious issues. So basically what we are saying, is go for your regular dental check ups to try and avoid all forms of oral or gum disease!
If you do need a good dentist, dental specialist or periodontist in Dubai, the American Medical and Dental Clinic, AMDC, comes highly recommended and is in fact the only recommendation you need!