Pasadena, TX (PRWEB) June 01, 2015
Meghna Dassani, DMD, with Dassani Dentistry is now accepting new patients who suffer from receding gums in Pasadena, TX. She offers the latest techniques to reduce trauma and ensure that her patients are comfortable. The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a gum graft alternative eliminating cuts and stitches. An individual experiences minimal discomfort, a short recovery time, and a much higher chance of complete gum line restoration.
The expression “long in the tooth” is a reference to the attrition of the gum line due to aging, but there are a number of other reasons that tooth roots become exposed. Aggressive tooth brushing and poor oral hygiene habits increase the risk factors, as well as some medications, oral piercings, and gum disease. The aesthetic change in the smile is only one of the problems caused by recession. Tooth roots do not have an enamel coating, which causes hot, cold and sweet stimuli to directly affect the nerve and increase sensitivity and pain. Perhaps the most serious side effect is the accumulation of bacteria, in the gaps between the gums and teeth, increasing the risk of periodontitis.
Although individuals with receding gums in Pasadena, TX, are at risk for serious issues, some dentists are hesitant to recommend gum grafting surgery. This is due to the invasive nature of the procedure. Connective tissue grafts require a dentist to take tissue from elsewhere in the mouth and stitch it to the gums around the exposed area. The tissue is often cut from a small incision in the roof of the mouth. Pedicle grafts use a flap of tissue cut from nearby gums that is stretched over the root and stitched in place.
To reduce fears about such invasive surgeries, Dr. Dassani became certified to offer a gum graft alternative, known as the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. She uses the specialized tools to create a tiny hole in the gums, which loosens the tissue and guides it back into place. A strip of collagen holds the gums in place while they heal. Most patients report minimal discomfort and complete reversal of the recession. Anyone in Pasadena, TX, with receding gums, may be a candidate for this procedure. More information about this gum graft alternative is available on Dr. Dassani’s website.
About the Doctor
Dr. Dassani is a gentle, caring dentist who uses the most advanced materials & procedures available. She practices comfortable, health-centered dentistry with a strong emphasis on getting to know each of her patients. In addition to her technical efficiency and skill, Dr. Dassani is a careful listener & will explain before treatment what options best work for your individual needs. In her spare time, Dr. Dassani enjoys reading, scuba diving, swimming and working in her herb and vegetable garden. Dr. Dassani received her doctorate from the Boston University Goldman School of Dentistry. She has since completed many continuing education courses, including those in Misch Implant Institute Invisalign®, and Spear Center. Dr. Dassani is a member of International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Dental Association. Dr. Dassani was born & raised in Mumbai, India. When she married Rahul, they agreed the Clear Lake Area would be a wonderful place to work & raise their family. Dr. Dassani loves being outdoors with her husband & two young girls and can be found exploring the outdoors on most Saturday mornings. They are excited to be a part of the community. She is an avid learner & loves seeing a variety of people from every walk of life in the practice. She looks forward to your visit & to showing you the current ways dentistry can improve your life. To learn more about the services offered at Dassani Dentistry, please visit the website at http://www.dassanidentistry.com or call (281) 488-4617.