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HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, September 17, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Receding gums are a common problem. The gum tissue the surrounds and supports the teeth starts to pull away from the teeth or wear away, which exposes the tooth's root and creates pockets between the tooth and the gums. Plaque, tartar and disease-causing bacteria then accumulate in these pockets, destroying the bone and supporting structures of the teeth, and over time, teeth can be lost. Gum recession often progresses slowly, and patients might not realize they have a problem until it has become quite severe. Huntington Beach dentist, Dr. Rassouli, offers pinhole surgery treatment and other gum recession treatments to correct gum recession and restore lost tissues.
Causes of Gum Recession
Several things can cause or increase the risk of gum recession, including:
• Periodontal disease, which causes inflammation and disease in the gum tissue
• Genetic factors, which can predispose people to gum recession and gum disease
• Aggressive dental hygiene, which can damage gum tissue and teeth
• Dental neglect, which can cause excessive plaque and tartar buildup
• Hormonal changes, such as during puberty, pregnancy and menopause, which make gum tissue more sensitive
• Tobacco use, which can lead to plaque buildup and gum disease
• Bruxism, which can weaken teeth and their underlying supports
Good dental habits can go a long way towards preventing gum loss, but that might not be enough for every patient. Dr. Rassouli offers customized dental treatment plans for each patient based on their risk factors to optimize their dental health.
Treating Gum Recession
Minor cases of gum recession often respond well to a deep-cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing. During SRP, the plaque and tartar are removed from above and below the gum line, which reduces the inflammation and allows the gum tissue to heal. Dr. Rassouli then smooths the roots of the teeth, which makes it easier for the gum tissue to re-attach to the tooth.
SRP might not be enough for all cases of gum recession, however. For patients with more advanced gum recession, the pinhole surgery technique can be a good option. PST is a minimally invasive procedure in which the gum tissue is gently manipulated and guided over the roots of the teeth. It requires no scalpels or stitches, and for most patients, recovery is fast and easy. PST offers dramatic, immediate results.
About Dr. Rassouli
Dr. Rassoul is a graduate of USC's Dental School, where he served as the class president and on the Accreditation and Ethics Committees. He was also recognized for his leadership and academic accomplishments while at USC, and after graduation, his commitment to the school continued through the prestigious Century Club. As a top Huntington Beach dentist, Dr. Rassouli offers comprehensive dental care, including teeth whitening, Invisalign, same-day crowns, inlays and onlays, full and partial dentures, oral surgery and root canal therapy.
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