When diagnosed with gum disease it’s normal to feel fear, disappointment, embarrassment or disbelief. But gum disease is common and treatable. Dr. Dassani and her team will take excellent care of you.
If you haven’t had an official diagnosis but notice blood in the sink when you brush or floss— it’s time to call Dr. Dassani. If left untreated, gum disease has been linked to severe systemic health issues like stroke, heart attack and Alzheimer’s. Don’t risk it. Make sure you call if you notice any of the signs or symptoms.
Scaling and root planing is often accurately described as a deep cleaning. During the procedure, Dr. Dassani will remove the plaque settled in the pockets between your gums and teeth. Then, she will smooth the tooth root so your teeth can reattach to your gums.
If Dr. Dassani thinks you require surgery to remove the diseased gum tissue, LANAP is a minimally invasive (no cutting or sutures) option. Patients love that recovery time is quick and the procedure encourages natural regrowth of bone. Cleared by the FDA, LANAP is the no-fear treatment Dr. Dassani prefers.
If your teeth seem to be getting longer, your gums might be receding. Gum recession treatment can be painful and require cutting and grafting. Dr. Dassani wants a better experience for her patients so she is a certified Chao Pinhole® Technique dentist.
This less invasive treatment for gum disease may also be an option. Without cutting, Dr. Dassani carefully inserts tissue between the gums and tooth before using a single suture to keep the tissue graft in place.
Gum grafting is the most common approach to treating receding gums. Dr. Dassani will remove a small amount of tissue from your palate and stitch it into place where your gums need the most support.