Gum Disease Treatment

Professional Gingivitis Treatment in Nairobi

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What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease also known as periodontal disease or Periodontitis is a gum infection that attacks and destroys the gum’s soft tissue and the bone supporting the teeth. The disease starts when bacteria collecting at the gumline get in between the teeth and gums. This leads to inflammation and swelling which can cause the gum tissue to recede from the teeth. This gets deeper into the gums causing more recession of the gum tissue.

Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. If not checked by a dentist, you can lose your tooth and develop further oral health problems.

At Arrow Dental Centre, we have a highly reputable periodontist with experience in providing gum disease treatment.

Gingivitis Treatment & Prevention

At Arrow Dental Centre, we work to prevent gum disease in our patients. This gum infection is common and most adults tend to suffer from it at some point during their lifetime. The problem is that this disease can lead to tooth and bone loss, making it essential to prevent and treat it. We provide gingivitis treatment to anyone with gum disease. We start with examining you and letting you know if you have any signs of gum disease, along with recommending effective treatment options.

We’re a reputable dental clinic with expertise and capability in providing gum cleaning services. Our periodontists and staff have provided exemplary dental care to hundreds of patients and are committed to providing the best care for you and your family.

Gum disease is caused by plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth and gums resulting in the accumulation of bacteria. These bacteria release enzymes and acids that slowly destroy the gums and jawbone supporting the teeth. This leads to gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. If gingivitis is not checked and treated immediately, it can develop into periodontitis (gum disease) and cause tooth loss.

Besides plaque, other risk factors like pregnancy, diabetes, and smoking can cause the gums to swell resulting in gum disease.

Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. If you notice any of the following signs of gum disease, see your dentist immediately:

  • New spacing between teeth (caused by bone loss)
  • Loose teeth
  • Receding gums (loss of gum around a tooth)
  • Tenderness or Discomfort
  • Gums that bleed when you brush your teeth
  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Bad breath that doesn’t go away
  • Bleeding gums
  • A buildup of plaque and tartar above and below the gum line
Preventing gum disease should be a priority to avoid discomfort or other oral health problems like tooth loss. One of the most effective ways to prevent this disease is by keeping your teeth clean. You should brush after meals to remove food particles and plaque from the gums. We recommend flossing daily to ensure you keep your teeth clean. Also, you can use an antiseptic mouthwash to kill bacteria on the teeth and gums.

While maintaining good oral hygiene habits is essential, it is difficult to remove all the plaque and teeth at home. This can be resolved with routine teeth cleaning at a dental clinic reducing the risk of gum disease. We also recommend that you drink plenty of water, keep your blood sugar under control and quit smoking.

Treatment Options for Gum Disease

There are various ways to treat periodontal disease. The treatment option depends on how far the condition has progressed. If the condition is at the early stages, professional teeth cleaning sessions will restore the gums to good health. However, if the condition has progressed, we might recommend the following:

Periodontal infection therapy. This treatment procedure involves applying a certain chemical to slow down the growth of gum disease. The dentist can prescribe the use of antiseptic mouth rinse to kill bacteria and combat the condition.

Deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing. This periodontal treatment procedure is done over multiple visits. The dentist cleans a specific area of the mouth on a different day. In a deep cleaning, the dentist will pull away the gums from the teeth and scrape off plaque and tartar underneath.

Gum grafts. If the gum recession is severe and too much of your teeth or roots are showing, the dentist will recommend a gum graft to restore the gum tissue. Donor gum tissue is removed from the mouth palate to cover the exposed tooth. Once you recover, the gums will secure back around the teeth like they were before developing gum disease.

Antibiotics. Often, our periodontist will prescribe antibiotics to be taken in combination with gingivitis therapy. This helps to remove any remaining infection.

Seek Treatment for Gum Disease Right Away

At Arrow Dental Centre, we provide personalized gum disease treatment. Our treatment includes scaling and tooth planing, antibacterial irrigation, and other medication. We do everything to restore your oral health while avoiding costly and uncomfortable surgery. Early gingivitis treatment with non-surgical procedures can prevent serious complications that develop when the condition is not checked.

Our team of dentists has experience in dental cleaning and gum surgery to effectively treat gum disease. Our high-tech gum care and cleaning procedures have helped many patients reverse periodontitis and prevent tooth loss. We also provide a comfortable environment with compassionate professionals. We listen to our patients’ concerns to ensure our care is personalized.

If you have gum conditions such as swelling or bleeding, you might have gingivitis. The earlier you seek treatment, the sooner we can start your treatment. Contact Arrow Dental Centre or call us to schedule an appointment.

Other Services

Other dental services we offer to manage your overall oral health care needs.

Root Canal

Braces

Pediatric Care

Gum Disease Treatment

Tooth Extraction

Teeth Whitening

Dental Implants

Dental Filling

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to commonly asked questions about gum disease treatment in Kenya.

Who is a Periodontist?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in gum care. They help prevent, diagnose and treat gum disease.

How Can Someone Prevent Gum Disease?

Maintaining good oral hygiene and routine dental cleanings can help prevent gum disease. We recommend you quit smoking if you currently smoke as this restricts blood flow in the gums leading to swelling and inflammation. Also, you should follow your dentist’s instructions to keep your gums and teeth healthy.

What are the Dangers of Gum Disease?

Periodontitis is the number one cause of tooth loss. It can also lead to serious oral health problems if not checked.

How do I know if I have periodontal disease?

An oral diagnosis by a dentist can be able to identify if there are any signs of gum disease. Often, the condition can develop without being noticed. In some cases, you may notice bleeding gums, tooth pain, or bleeding gums. Routine dental checkups can help diagnose and treat gum disease.

What kind of treatment do you offer for gum disease?

Arrow Dental Centre provides non-surgical and surgical treatment for periodontitis. We offer deep cleaning, gum grafting, and more.

Locations We Serve

We provide gum disease treatment in Nairobi and Thika serving clients in different neighborhoods.

Westlands
Nairobi West
Eastleigh
Upper Hill
Lavington
Parklands
Kilimani
Hurlingham
Kileleshwa
Lang’ata
Eastleigh
South B
South C
Kasarani
Gigiri
Runda
Ryosambu
Kahawa West
Karen
Pangani
Ngara
Kitisuru
Muthaiga
Kahawa Sukari
Woodley
Ngara
Kitisuru
Muthaiga
Kahawa Sukari
Woodley