Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) February 16, 2015
In honor of Gum Disease Awareness Month during February, Dr. Jacqueline Subka is helping patients understand the health risks associated with periodontal disease and how to take proactive measures to reduce risks. Patients who suffer from receding gums in Thousand Oaks, CA are at a greater risk for gum disease advancement, since gum recession can create areas for bacteria to thrive. Dr. Subka eliminates this issue by performing the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ (PST™), an innovative treatment for gum recession.
Gum recession is a common symptom of gum disease, and because it creates pockets that can harbor bacteria, it can cause gum disease to advance quickly. Once gum disease develops, it can cause oral health problems such as tooth loss and loss in jawbone density. Gum disease may even put patients in Thousand Oaks, CA at risk for serious illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and stroke. Gum disease is a common affliction in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that nearly half of American adults suffer from it. Given the pervasiveness of the disease and its serious consequences, Dr. Subka encourages patients to seek prompt treatment when they notice symptoms.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ (PST™) allows Dr. Subka to correct receding gums without any tissue grafting or suturing. Dr. Subka makes a tiny pinhole incision in the gum tissue that needs treatment. With a specialized tool, Dr. Subka can reach through the incision and carefully loosen the gum tissue until it can be pulled into a more natural position. The minimally invasive nature of this technique ensures that patients face a low risk of bleeding, pain or infection. Additionally, Dr. Subka can typically treat even widespread or severe cases of recession in one appointment with this technique.
Dr. Subka advises patients to monitor their periodontal health closely, since gum recession is often gradual and difficult to detect. Tooth sensitivity and visible changes in tooth length are common symptoms of receding gums. Patients who notice signs of gum recession are urged to visit Dr. Subka in Thousand Oaks, CA to determine whether treatment is needed. Patients are welcome to call Dr. Subka’s office or visit her website to set up an appointment.
About the Doctor
Dr. Jacqueline Subka is general dentist offering personalized dental care for patients in Thousand Oaks, CA since 1999. Dr. Subka received her dental degree from the prestigious University of Southern California School of Dentistry in Los Angeles. Dr. Subka practices gentle dentistry and incorporates state-of-the-art techniques to provide the best possible care. She and her team are committed to continuing education and strive to provide high quality, personalized dental care to each patient. To learn more about Dr. Subka and the dental services she provides, visit her website at http://www.subkadds.com or call (805) 373-1919.