Periodontal Disease is often called a "Silent Disease"

Gum disease remains a leading cause of tooth loss which has very subtle symptoms during early stages. Over 80 % of Singapore’s population suffers from gum disease. At Kong Dental, our dentists perform thorough periodontal screenings and recommend treatment whenever necessary.

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What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease is also known as periodontal disease and it is classified mainly into 2 types- Gingivitis and Periodontitis. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease and is caused by dental plaque or bacteria accumulating on the teeth leading to the inflammation of the gum.

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What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease is also known as periodontal disease and it is classified mainly into 2 types- Gingivitis and Periodontitis. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease and is caused by dental plaque or bacteria accumulating on the teeth leading to the inflammation of the gum.

Telltale signs of Gingivitis are gums that are Red, Swollen, or Bleeding.

In the absence of treatment, Gingivitis can progress into a “destructive” phase called periodontitis where the supporting tooth structure (alveolar bone) erodes and cause teeth to become loose. Over time, it results in tooth loss.

In recent years, Periodontitis has also been linked to systemic health- cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and even cancer (American Academy of Periodontology, 2012)

How Is Gum Disease Diagnosed?

Gum disease can be diagnosed by our experienced dentists through examing the following factors:

  • Space between your gums and teeth
  • Measurement of gum recession
  • Measurement of bone loss
  • Tooth mobility
  • Amount of inflammation present

What Are My Treatment Options?

Your treatment options for gum disease depend on the extent of disease development.

Our dentists always take a conservative approach and start with the least invasive options. If the tissue or bone surrounding your teeth becomes too damaged, it may be an indication for surgery to restore your gum and oral health.

Common treatments for gum disease include “Scaling and Root Planing.”

What Is Scaling?

Scaling is when your dentist uses an ultrasonic device to remove all the plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) above and below the gum line, cleaning all the way down to the bottom of the tooth pocket. Root planing is when your tooth roots are smoothed out afterwards. This provides a healthy, clean surface that gum tissue can easily reattach to.

What Is Root Planing?

It is also known as deep cleaning and it involves the removal of the cementum of the tooth which is impregnated with bacteria and toxins that can cause inflammation. Your dentist might recommend root planning if the shape of your tooth root makes it highly susceptible to trap plaque and bacteria or the root surface of your teeth is exposed and the gum around your tooth is very deep. The cost of root planning is usually more expensive than scaling as it is a more complex procedure.

Symptoms Of Gum Disease

  • Gums That Bleed Easily
  • Red, Swollen, Puffy-Looking or Tender Gums
  • Discomfort Or Dull Ache Of Gums And Teeth
  • Teeth Appearing To Drift Apart From Its Original Position
  • Receding Gum Line (Gum Recession)
  • Pus Secretion From Between The Teeth And Gums
  • Permanent Teeth That Are Loose Or Separating
  • Persistent Bad Breath

FAQ About Periodontal (Gum) Disease and Treatment In Singapore

What Can Be Done To Prevent Gum Disease?

The best way to fight gum disease is prevention. We encourage patients to brush twice a day and floss at least once daily.

Biannual scaling and cleaning during routine visits to a qualified dentist is also instrumental in your oral health. It effectively and thoroughly cleans hard to reach areas and ensures early identification of any developing disease.

Another important step to preventing gum disease is having a healthy diet. Sodas, sweets and snacks between meals should be limited.

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Established since 2010, Kong Dental provides quality and affordable comprehensive dental care. Our strong team of dentists excel in areas of general care, wisdom tooth extraction, orthodontics, and more. Visit our 4 clinics in Choa Chu Kang and Jurong areas, we are open Mondays to Saturdays!

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Why Choose Kong Dental

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General Information

  • Yew Tee Point (Opening Soon)

    21 Choa Chu Kang North 6 #01-27 Singapore 689578
    Tel: +65 6767 9502

  • Jurong Branch

    Blk 134, Jurong Gateway Road
    #02-307
    Singapore 600134
    Tel: +65 6251 3098

  • Teck Why Lane

    Block 141, Teck Whye Lane
    #01-251
    Singapore 680141
    Tel: +65 6219 5898

  • Sunshine Place

    Block 475, Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3
    #02-06, Sunshine Place
    Singapore 680475
    Tel: +65 6493 2587

  • Limbang Branch

    Currently by appointment only due to HDB upgrading. Please call us at
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