Gum Recession in Sherman Oaks, CA

Alleviate Sensitive Teeth and Correct Gum Recession without Cutting or Stitches

What is Gum Recession?

Gum recession occurs when the gums pull away, or recede, from the teeth, exposing more of the tooth or even the tooth root. Gum recession can make it easier for bacteria to harbor, eventually leading to gum disease, which is why it is important to seek treatment as soon as you notice any changes in your gums.

Why Should You Consider PST?

Causes of Gum Recession

Gum recession can be caused for a number of reasons, including:

  • Gum Disease (#1 cause)
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Aggressive Tooth Brushing
  • Teeth Grinding and Clenching
  • Insufficient Dental Care
  • Genetic Predisposition

How Do I Know If I Have Receding Gums?

Many people are unaware their gums are receding because it often occurs so gradually. However, the most common gum recession symptoms are:

  • Teeth That Appear Longer Than Others
  • Loose Teeth
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Visible Tooth Roots
  • Inflamed Gums
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The Importance of Treatment

Gum recession can have an effect on the esthetics of the smile, and can lead to some serious consequences if left untreated. If recession is caused by an infection such as gum disease, oral health can quickly decline and bone and tooth loss can occur. Even with minor recession, bone loss and continued deterioration of the gums are likely.


Dr. Hanookai proudly offers varying treatment options for gum recession, to help restore a balanced gum line and oral health. Contact our office today to schedule your personalized consultation, and take the first steps towards a healthier smile.

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When I found Dr. Hanookai, she immediately explained to me the process, and told me that for my condition, the gum graft would achieve the best result. The doctor and her assistant were very good about checking in me as the procedure was in process, making sure I was okay, and warning me when you're going to feel a little pressure or little poke. The end result, going through the procedure, going through the healing process, is all worth it in the end. I'm very happy with the results, I don't feel self-conscious when I talk to people or smile anymore.
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