Gum Disease Management

Manage your gum issues with a holistic plan formulated by our team of dentists and dental hygienists.

Healthy Gums Begin Here

47.2% of adults aged 30 and older, and 70.1% of adults aged 65 and older, suffer from gum (periodontal) disease. 

This is a staggering statistic for one of the most common diseases globally.

Our team of dentists and dental hygienists will formulate a plan for the management of your gum problems. Management modalities include treatments such as scaling and polishing, root planing, as well as surgical techniques such as open flap debridement if necessary. We also follow up with regular reviews to ensure maintenance of gum health and to nip any potential problems in the bud.

Common symptoms of gum disease include:

Bad breath
Shaky teeth
Bleeding gums
Painful gums

What Causes Gum Disease?

Our mouth contains naturally occurring flora (a system of microorganisms) that actually serve to protect us.

However, due to factors such as poor oral hygiene, the fine balance of this oral flora can be tipped, leading to an excess of gum disease causing bacteria. This bacteria is found in dental plaque and tartar (calculus) that builds up without proper brushing and flossing.

There are several factors that contribute to the risk of contracting gum disease. This includes

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Systemic diseases such as diabetes 
  • Pregnancy 
  • Certain medications 
  • Smokin

WHY COME TO ORCHARD SCOTTS DENTAL​

Our team of dentists and dental hygienists will tailor-make a personalised treatment plan for the management of your periodontal problems.

A holistic approach is taken to ensure that factors such as lifestyle and diet are also taken into consideration. Treatment modalities include procedures such as scaling and polishing, root planing, as well as surgical techniques such as open flap debridement if necessary.

We also follow up with regular reviews to ensure maintenance of gum health and to nip any potential problems in the bud.

How Do I Prevent Gum Disease?

Gum disease is a condition that is preventable, and even though the team at OSD is well-placed with the technology and experience to manage it, we would very much rather it never comes to that point for any of our customers. Here are some preventative steps you can take to prevent gum disease.

Brush Twice a Day

Brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste (with at least 1000ppm of fluoride)

Floss
Daily

Floss daily to mechanically remove buildups of plaque in areas that are difficult to reach with your toothbrush

Live
Healthy

Have a healthy lifestyle! Avoid smoking, eat well and exercise regularly

Drink Enough Water

Drink sufficient water daily to ensure a healthy salivary flow

Regular Dentist Visits

Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleaning and checkups to ensure that gum disease is caught early

How We Treat Gum Disease

Implant-Supported Crown

If you have a missing or failing tooth, a single dental tooth implant replacement has great benefits over the alternative options of a bridge or denture.

Implant-Supported bridge

If you are missing more than one tooth in a row, the gap can be replaced with individual implants or by joining a few implants together to hold a bridge.

Implant-Supported Hybrid Bridge

If you are missing all your teeth and thinking of a fixed solution where you no longer have to remove your denture to clean, the implant-supported hybrid denture is an excellent option.

Implant-Retained Denture

If you are missing all your teeth in a jaw and are losing confidence socially due to an unstable denture, this is a cost-effective option of replacing all your teeth. The denture is held firmly in place with a minimum of 2 of 4 implants.

gum disease management Procedure

01

Initial Consultation

The pre-procedure consultation would include a thorough assessment of your gum and jaw bone health. The dentist will also get to know your medical history and point out any potential challenges for the implant.

02

Treatment Planning

The initial stable connection to the bone, known as the primary stability, is already established at the moment of implantation. During the healing phase – the weeks after the implantation – increasing numbers of bone growth cells attach to the implant surface.

03

placement of implants

The part of the gum in which the implant is to be placed is cut and lifted. A small hole is drilled in the jawbone at the precise location of the intended implant. The implant is then tightly fitted into this socket before the gum is stitched back over the implant.

04

healing period

The pre-procedure consultation would include a thorough assessment of your gum and jaw bone health. The dentist will also get to know your medical history and point out any potential challenges for the implant.

05

Post Healing

The initial stable connection to the bone, known as the primary stability, is already established at the moment of implantation. During the healing phase – the weeks after the implantation – increasing numbers of bone growth cells attach to the implant surface.

06

Final Permanent
Restoration is Fitted

The part of the gum in which the implant is to be placed is cut and lifted. A small hole is drilled in the jawbone at the precise location of the intended implant. The implant is then tightly fitted into this socket before the gum is stitched back over the implant.

gum disease management cost

Every smile is unique. So is every budget.

We begin the dental implants treatment process with a thorough evaluation of your teeth, gums, and jaw bone. During this comprehensive visit, we can determine which preliminary procedures are needed before dental implants can be safely and successfully placed. Dental implant cost is finalized based on what we find in these evaluations.

from $2850

for a single tooth (can be claimed with Medisave)

Factors Affecting Dental
Implant Cost

  • Number of teeth needing replacement
  • Location of missing teeth
  • Number and type of restoration
  • Bone grafting
  • Tooth extractions
  • Gum disease treatment

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gum disease management faq

The clear aligners do a similar job to the traditional metal braces (but they’re transparent and much more comfortable). The aim of the aligners is to gently put force on the teeth so that the alignment of one or more is changed. Each aligner is designed specifically for the patient and to address their particular problem area. Depending on the progress being made, aligners will have to be changed every few weeks to continue getting teeth into the actual position that they need to be in.
Wearing Invisalign aligners correctly is probably the most important factor for the effectiveness of your treatment. As per general recommendations, you have to wear aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day. You can take the aligners off to eat, drink and have them properly cleaned. When done, however, do put the aligners back on. Also, keep in mind that the use of a retainer after you’re done with your aligner is an essential to help your teeth maintain the brand new position.

The short answer is no. Some people could experience a bit of discomfort over the first few days of each treatment stage. This is normal. The feeling, however, isn’t painful – most people describe it as pressure. This pressure means that your Invisalign aligners are doing their job and getting teeth closer to their correct position. 

Yes! In fact, dentists who with Invisalign in Singapore often get such cases.

A medical-grade thermoplastic material is used to give you custom aligners that are precisely shaped for your mouth and for the specifics of the problem you’re attempting to address.

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