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Periodontal Disease

What causes Periodontal Disease?

It is mainly results from infections and inflammation of the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth. In its early stages it is called Gingivitis, where by the gums become swollen and red and may bleed. In many cases gingivitis is pain free and you may not know that you have it.For this reason at Dr. Aburas Dental Centre we advise our clients to keep regular dental visit appointments ate least biannually to prevent disease spread and to be able to treat it in time.

What are the risk factors of Periodontal Disease?

  • Smocking
  • Diabetes
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Stress
  • Heredity
  • Crooked teeth
  • Underlying immune- deficiencies
  • Fillings that have become defective
  • Taking medications that cause dry mouth
  • Bridges that no longer fit properly
  • Female hormonal changes, such as with pregnancy or the use of oral contraceptives.

What are the warning signs of Periodontal Disease?

  • Bad breath or bad taste that will not go away
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Tender or bleeding gums
  • Painful chewing
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Gums that have pulled away from your teeth
  • Any change in the way you your teeth fit together when you bite
  • Any change in the fit of partial dentures

In case you have any of the following of, kindly book appointment to see our specialized dentist at Dr. Aburas Dental Center in Dubai at the earliest.

We get frequently asked what the difference between Gum Disease and Periodontal Disease is

Gingivitis and Periodontitis are both types of Periodontal Disease. Gingivitis is reversible, while Periodontitis is not.

How do we treat gingivitis or Gum Disease?

At Dr. Aburas Dental Centre in Dubai we advise you

  • Brush your teeth twice a day
  • Floss your teeth once a day
  • Use fluoride mouth wash
  • Regular at least biannual dental checkups with scaling and polishing
  • Avoid sugary foods and beverages
  • Some cases may require antibiotics treatment

What are treatment options for Periodontal Disease?


Scaling and polishing with or without root planning. Scaling procedure removes deposits of bacterial plaque, calculus, food debris, and pus that have accumulated in the infected pockets.

Antibiotics treatment

Surgical treatment

  • Flap surgery (pocket reduction surgery)
  • Soft tissue grafts
  • Bone grafting
  • Guided tissue regeneration
  • Tissue stimulating proteins

Kindly contact Dr. Aburas Dental Centre in Dubai for further consultation or treatments. We provide traditional and highly specialized Laser Treatments.