Gum recession is a common problem. It can occur as a result of gum disease, normal age-related changes, or aggressive dental habits. Once the gum tissue has receded, the root of the tooth is exposed, which can lead to sensitivity and an increased risk of cavities and other dental diseases. Dr. Rassouli, Huntington Beach gum recession treatment expert can help.
Healthy gum tissue is vital to a healthy mouth and a healthy body. When your gums begin to recede, you are more vulnerable to dental disease, but you may also become more susceptible to general health problems. Studies have linked gum disease to such serious health issues as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. If your gums are receding, it is time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rassouli, expert in gum recession in Huntington Beach.
Gum Recession Huntington Beach
Previously, a receding gum line would be treated with gum grafts and similar treatments, but these treatments had drawbacks. Dr. Rassouli, Huntington Beach gum recession treatment expert, uses a revolutionary technique that effectively treats gum recession while eliminating the need for scalpels and sutures. With this technique, the dentist uses specially designed instruments to guide the gum tissues over the area of recession. Because there are no incisions, recovery time is minimal, and patients experience less discomfort, swelling, pain, and bleeding. The cosmetic improvements are immediately visible.
Unlike conventional gum grafting, there is no need for donor tissue or soft tissue grafts from your own body. Instead, your own existing gum tissue is gently expanded and repositioned to cover the exposed roots. This is called the pinhole technique, and it offers many benefits for the patient. Dr. Rassouli, expert in gum recession in Huntington Beach, may determine that the pinhole technique is right for you if you have a receding gum line with exposed roots.
After the procedure, we will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions. You will need to avoid smoking and other activities that could disrupt the tissues from healing. You will also need to return to our office for follow-up care as recommended. Call us today to find out more or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Rassouli.