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HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, April 30, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- When gums recede, the roots of the teeth become exposed, and because the roots of the teeth have less enamel, they are more vulnerable to decay. They can also be more sensitive than the crowns of the teeth. Gum recession is a common problem, and without treatment, it can continue to worsen. Huntington Beach dentist, Dr. Rassouli, offers a new treatment option for gum recession.
Several things can lead to a receding gumline, including:
• Aggressive dental hygiene habits
• Bruxism, or tooth grinding and clenching
• Malocclusions and severe overcrowding
• Gum trauma
• Poor dental hygiene
• Gum disease
Once the gum tissue has pulled away from the teeth leaving the roots exposed, the teeth are not just more susceptible to decay but also to tooth loss. The gums will not grow back on their own. However, with treatment and proper aftercare, gum health can be restored.
Dr. Rassouli offers Pinhole surgery. Pinhole surgery is a scalpel-free, suture-free technique that can restore a healthy gumline and protect the roots of the teeth. Using local anesthesia, the gums are numbed, and then, Dr. Rassouli uses special tools to extend the gum tissue and guide it over the roots. The procedure is simple and effective and can significantly reduce the discomfort and recovery time associated with conventional gum disease treatment. Patients often enjoy a faster recovery period, and there is no need for donor tissue or grafting materials, and the appearance of the gum line is immediately improved.
After any periodontal treatment, aftercare is critical to satisfactory results. Patients will need to brush gently and carefully and floss daily. They will also need to schedule periodic checkups and cleanings, and some may be prescribed special antimicrobial mouthwashes.
About Dr. Rassouli
Dr. Rassouli offers comprehensive dental care, including dental sedation, crowns and bridges, dental implants, dentures, full mouth reconstructions, dental veneers, same day crowns and periodontal therapy. Fully committed to continuing education, Dr. Rassouli co-founded the South Coast Dental Academy. He incorporates the latest research and most advanced technology into his practice. A graduate of USC Dental School, Dr. Rassouli became a member of the prestigious Century Club and has been recognized for his academic and other accomplishments.
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