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Periodontist in Dubai

periodontist in dubai

What does a periodontist in Dubai do?

A periodontist is a specialist who treats the gums and bones that support your teeth. The most common issue with these supporting tissues is gum disease.

During regular dental check-ups, the periodontist can help prevent gum disease from developing through the use of routine dental cleanings. A periodontist receives extra training that includes the latest technology and techniques used to effectively diagnose and treat gum disease.

  • 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older show signs of gum disease.

  • Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.

  • Gum disease goes unnoticed as it is often painless.

  • Research has linked gum disease to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
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When should you visit a periodontist in Dubai?

Warning signs of gum disease include:

  • Bleeding gums

  • Red, swollen and tender gums

  • Loose teeth

  • Gradual increase of gaps between teeth

  • Receding gums

  • Persistent bad breath 

Stages of gum disease

  • Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed easily when you brush your teeth.

  • If gingivitis is untreated, it can progress to periodontitis. This involves irreversible bone loss and is usually characterized by loose teeth and receding gums.
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Gum treatment menu

  • Deep cleaning (for bleeding gums)

  • Gum contouring (gummy smile correction)

  • Soft tissue grafting (for receding gums)

  • Regenerative treatments (for bone loss)

  • Pocket reduction therapy (for advanced gum disease)

Specialist Periodontist in Dubai

Dr. Shikha Shah

  • Dr. Shikha Shah has completed her Masters in Periodontics and Implantology, and has over 12 years of clinical experience.

  • Specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease

  • Expertise in restoring gums to their natural, aesthetic levels

  • Dr. Shikha is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the British Society of Periodontology (BSP)

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I was referred to Dr. Shikha for my bleeding gums. I have extremely sensitive teeth, and she’s been caring through each procedure. The whole procedure went comfortably and smoothly, and the results are beyond my expectations! I don’t have problems with bleeding gums anymore. She really wants to help me keep my teeth and gums healthy, which has now become a priority for me. Overall a great dental experience!

Susan Hahn

I can recommend Dr. Shikha Shah with absolute certainty and this could be considered a legacy referral since it was at my son’s urging that I made the appointment with her. He trusted her based on the outstanding care he had received and urged me to see her too. I could not be happier with my decision. She is definitely the doctor to go to if you have any kind of gum issues.

Cheng Zhang
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FAQs about periodontist in Dubai

Gingivitis is the only stage of gum disease that is reversible. Regular professional cleanings with the periodontist and following oral hygiene instructions can restore your gum health.

  • Tobacco smoking
  • Systemic diseases such as diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Crooked teeth
  • Poor dental hygiene

Although gum disease does not commonly occur in children, teaching them good oral hygiene habits can be a great way to ensure that they do not develop gum disease later on in life.

Research indicates that there is a link between diabetes and gum disease. Diabetics have a greater risk of developing gum disease. Current research also suggests that individuals who improve their oral hygiene habits also positively affect their blood sugar levels.

The several causes of bad breath include:

  • Dry mouth from mouth breathing or certain medications
  • Infections or chronic inflammation in the throat or sinuses
  • Tobacco products
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Chronic reflux of stomach acids
  • Foods with strong odours

Persistent bad breath may potentially be a warning sign of gum disease.

If you have a gummy smile, please consult with your periodontist to check if crown lengthening is the solution for you. The periodontist will advise you about the benefits of removing excess gum tissue to create a more proportional balance.

Studies indicate a co-relation between your gum and oral health to your overall wellbeing. The best way to optimize your dental health and prevent gum disease is to continue being seen by both your general dentist and periodontist in order to receive comprehensive support.

Periodontists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease. Some of the common periodontal treatments include:

  • Deep cleaning (for bleeding gums)
  • Gum contouring (gummy smile correction)
  • Soft tissue grafting (to cover exposed root surfaces)
  • Pocket reduction therapy (for gum disease)
  • Evidence indicates that bacteria responsible for periodontitis re-establish 3 months after treatment.
  • For patients with periodontitis, once the periodontal infection is stabilized, a maintenance cleaning every 3 to 4 months is recommended to prevent relapse and tooth loss.