Consider Dr. Alfred Penhaskashi in Encino, CA, for Your Gum Recession Treatment
Treating Gum Recession
Gum recession can be a symptom of a greater, underlying dental issue. That’s why it’s vitally important to treat gum recession early on. The sooner the problem is addressed, the more likely it is that your overall oral health can be stabilized and safer.
Gum disease treatment can do the following:
- May reduce the risk of loose teeth.
- Reduces pain and discomfort associated with inflammation of the gum tissue.
- Reduces tooth sensitivity.
- Restores a healthy-looking smile.
- May reduce the risk of gum disease and other oral health problems.
You can trust Dr. Penhaskashi and our team to provide you with well-researched treatment for gum recession. At West Valley Implant Dental Practice, we also place unique emphasis on training and treatment for cosmetic procedures and dental implants.
You can enjoy a well-rounded smile that is as healthy as it is beautiful, from the roots up to the crowns. If you have questions about any of our treatments, please do not hesitate to contact us. You may also schedule an appointment through our online form.
Gum Recession Surgery in Encino, CA
Patients who elect to have gum recession surgery most likely have less than a normal amount of gum tissue as well as a great deal of tooth root exposure.
Why It Is Important To Treat Gum Recession
- Eliminate Tooth Sensitivity.
- Improve Appearance.
- Prevent Further Recession.
- Protect Teeth Against Root Decay and Damage.
When Gum Recession Surgery is Necessary
Patients who have receding gums often have gum disease, or periodontal disease. A symptom of this disease is receding gum tissue that has moved further down the roots of the teeth. Root exposure can be painful and lead to more problems, such as root surface decay, damage, and even loss of adult teeth.
A receding gum line not only reduces the natural protection teeth need but also affects the way they look, sometimes causing them to appear uneven and larger than normal. The following are treatment options for gum recession.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) | The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is a new alternative to traditional grafting procedures. This patented technique, which requires very specialized training and certification, allows Dr. Penhaskashi to create a longer, healthier gum line in one office visit. The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is minimally invasive and does not require the use of scalpels, sutures, or tissue grafting.
Laser Therapy | Dr. Penhaskashi can use the LANAP® laser protocol to clear away bacteria that cause gum recession and tooth sensitivity. The laser doesn’t harm healthy gum tissue. Older methods can actually make recession worse but laser treatments target the infection in a way that does not contribute to receding tissues.
Gum Graft | A gum graft is a safe and effective treatment that can return lost tissue to the gum line and alleviate sensitive teeth and associated oral problems. Dr. Penhaskashi can take soft tissue from your own mouth (tissue banks are also an option) and use it to make your gum line longer and more healthy.
Discover More About Gum Recession Treatment Today
Call and schedule your consultation for gum recession surgery in Encino, CA, with Dr. Penhaskashi today. We can provide more information about effective treatment options during your visit. Our team is looking forward to helping your smile feel and look better with our safe and effective gum recession treatments.