FAQ: Gingivitis
Tooth extraction

Question: I was told that the tooth had to be removed due to gingivitis. Is it possible to avoid losing the tooth?

Answer: It depends on the condition of the tooth and gum, but it is possible. We may be able to save the tooth with a crown or other methods after treating the gum.

Shifting teeth

Question: I have shifting teeth due to gingivitis. What treatment is available?

Answer: If gingivitis is in a beginning stage, the symptom will improve just by adjusting the bite. Even if it is in an advanced stage, we may be able to improve the symptom with minor gum surgery and a bridge.

Swollen gum

Question: What treatment for a swollen gum is available?

Answer: It depends on its cause. If it is due to gum disease such as gingivitis, minor gum surgery could improve the symptom. If it is due to endodontic disease, you will probably need a root canal.

Gingivitis treatment

Question: The gingivitis treatment that I have been receiving is only removing plaque and teaching how to brush the teeth. I do not think that my symptom has improved. Is there any option?

Answer: It all depends on the condition, but you may need more aggressive treatment, such as minor gum surgery.

Gingivitis cure

Question: My dentist said, “Gingivitis will never be cured. The only thing that you could improve the symptom is to brush the teeth every day.” Is it truly the only treatment?

Answer: Depending on a cause and condition, a number of treatment options are available. They include bite adjustment, minor gum surgery and an implant-supported bridge.

Full denture

Question: My dentist said, “Due to an advanced gingivitis, you have to wear full dentures after all of the teeth are removed.” Is there any way to avoid full dentures?

Answer: It may be possible to save your teeth with an implant-supported bridge after performing minor gum surgery. It is still possible to lose the teeth, depending on the condition.

Duration of treatment

Question: How long does it take to finish gingivitis treatment?

Answer: There is no general answer. It varies by case, but we spent months for many patients with gum diseases.

Bleeding gums (in the late 20s and early 30s)

Question: I am in my late 20s. My gum bleeds every time I brush my teeth. Is this sign of gingivitis? What kind of treatment is available?

Answer: Considering your age, it could be pre-gingivitis gum disease, which often causes by built-up plaque. First, the plaque should be removed. Then, to continue brushing the teeth correctly could alleviate the symptoms.

Bleeding gums (in the late 30s and older)

Question: I am in my 40s. My gum bleeds every time I brush my teeth. Is this sign of gingivitis? What kind of treatment is available?

Answer: Considering your age, it could be gingivitis. If it is in the early stage, removing the built-up plaque could alleviate the symptoms. If it is already in intermediate or advanced stage, you will probably need more aggressive treatment, such as minor gum surgery.

For more information, please click here. go

Amano Dental Clinic
Kasumigaseki
Common Gate Annex
1st Floor
3-2-3 Kasumigaseki,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Phone:03-3502-3007