Contemporary Dentistry Recognizes Gum Disease Awareness Month in Canton, MI, Encourages Patients to Improve their Oral Health this February

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Drs. Nader Bazzi, Rima Bazzi and Julie Atoui of Contemporary Dentistry are recognizing Gum Disease Awareness Month this February by raising awareness of the importance of using proper oral hygiene practices to maintain a healthy smile. To help Canton and Dearborn, MI patients combat gum recession, one of the most obvious complications of gum disease, Drs. Bazzi offers the Pinhole Surgical Technique™.

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To recognize Gum Disease Awareness Month this February, Dr. Nader Bazzi, Dr. Rima Bazzi and Dr. Julie Atoui of Contemporary Dentistry educate patients on the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene habits to prevent recession from occurring. Gum recession is one of the most common side effects of gum disease, and many Canton and Dearborn, MI residents may have the early stages of the condition without knowing it. To treat recession, Dr. Nader Bazzi is one of the few doctors in the nation who has been trained in the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ (PST). This procedure allows patients to see immediate results without the use of invasive tools or sutures.

Gum disease is the most widespread disease in the U.S. today with as many as 85 percent of the nation showing signs and symptoms of the condition. It begins as gingivitis, which includes red, swollen gums that may bleed when brushed or flossed. As the condition progresses, it can result in loose or lost teeth and receding gums. When gum recession occurs, the disease has often progressed to advanced periodontal disease. While some cases of recession occur due to genetics, aggressive brushing and other factors, gum disease is the most common cause of the condition in Canton and Dearborn, MI and around the nation.

When Dr. Bazzi performs the PST™, he first places a small hole in the gums above the tooth. Using small, specialized tools, Dr. Bazzi then releases the gums from their position and gently moves them to cover the recessed area. He uses collagen strips to hold the gums in place, so no sutures are needed. This allows patients to remain more comfortable and shortens the healing time, which can be as little as one day. This procedure is less invasive that traditional gum surgeries, which often involve grafting tissue from the palate of the mouth to cover the recessed areas. It is often painful and invasive, so many patients opt to forgo treatment for gum recession because of their fears. However, patients who undergo the PST™ experience minimal bleeding, pain or swelling.

Canton and Dearborn, MI patients with gum disease can celebrate Gum Disease Awareness Month by finding a new smile with Dr. Bazzi. Those who would like to learn more can contact his office to schedule an appointment.

About the Practice

Contemporary Dentistry is a general practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Canton and Dearborn, MI. Dr. Nader Bazzi graduated from the University of Detroit-Mercy dental school, and has also completed comprehensive, post-doctoral training in full-mouth rehabilitation. Dr. Bazzi is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Diplomate of the International Implant Association. He is also the author of “Saving Smiles Changing Lives,” an educational medical-dental book. Dr. Rima Bazzi earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Dentistry. Before that, she was awarded the National Honor Society award for outstanding achievement from Wayne State University. Dr. Julie Atoui focuses mainly on cosmetic dentistry, dental reconstructions, Invisalign treatment, sleep related disorders and general dentistry. Dr. Atoui has been named one of America’s Top Dentists for three consecutive years. To learn more about Contemporary Dentistry and their dental services visit their website at You can also call the Canton office at (734) 447-3624 or the Dearborn office at (313) 528-0372.

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