Gums are the pink protective tissue that covers the bony structure of our jaws and parts of the roots of our teeth. Normal gums hug firmly around our teeth but diseased gums do not attach to our teeth due to inflammation from bacteria. If not treated, a person could suffer from loss of supporting bone and teeth. Gum treatment controls and stops this process.
Common symptoms of gum problems include the following:
Our dental specialist/ dentist will find out the details of your medical and dental history, go through a consultation and examination and take a digital X-ray of your teeth to enable a thorough and detailed diagnosis. Gum disease is always best prevented. However, if it has already caused destruction, treatment usually addresses the calculus accumulation and oral hygiene techniques to halt the disease.
The goal of treatment is to promote the reattachment of healthy gums to teeth and to stop disease progression.
Simpler procedures usually take about 30 minutes. More complex or extensive ones may take up to 2 hours. Depending on the severity of the gum problems, occasionally 2 or more visits over several weeks are required.
Follow Up Care
Most of the time, patients are able to return to 99% of normal daily activities within a few hours after the procedure.
Depending on the type of gum treatment, one may complete treatment with placement of functional dental restorations (for example, an implant crown), or be required to follow-up on more intensive sessions until healthy gums are achieved.
As a general rule, once patients are cleared of gum disease, regular maintenance will be sufficient. This includes flossing, brushing, and regular dental check-ups and maintenance every 6 months.
|Consultation||$80 – $200|
|Scaling/ Root Planing (deep cleaning)||$800 to $2,600|
|Gum surgery||$1,000 onwards|
|Gum grafts||$1,500 onwards|
|Dental Implants||$5,500 – $6,500 per tooth|
*All fees are subject to 7% Singapore Goods and Service Tax.
*All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
The information provided above is of a general nature only as you would need to be examined by our dental specialists/ dentists in order to confirm the best treatment option for you.
Medisave does not apply to gum treatment generally, but may apply for crown lengthening, gum grafting, gummy smile treatment, sinus lift procedures and the surgical component of dental implant treatment.
For more details on Medisave coverage, please visit our Medisave page.
Specialist Dental Group’s GumTreatment Grafting Team comprises of internationally qualified dental specialists/ dentists from the specialty areas of periodontics (gum treatment).
We can usually schedule for you to see our dental specialists/ dentists within 24 hours and depending on your dental condition, it may be possible for you to start gum treatment on the same day as your initial consultation.
Treatment options depend on the stage of disease and how one responds to earlier treatments. Certain procedures such as dental implants are definitive and end with placement of a functional dental restoration. Other procedures such as scaling and root planing should be continued every 3 to 6 months to maintain healthy gums.