Gum Therapy in East Los Angeles, CA

High-Quality Treatment for Your Optimal Oral Health

If you’re experiencing sore gums, tooth sensitivity, or notice your tooth is more exposed due to eroded gum tissue, then gum therapy in East Los Angeles, CA, may be the solution to your problem. Our expert dentists at Purple Vine Dental offer gum therapy treatment as an effective way to treat issues like gingivitis, periodontitis, and gum recession. We strive to provide you with the highest level of care and you can count on our dentist to answer all your questions and keep you informed throughout your treatment. After all, your comfort and health are our top priorities!

What Causes Gum Recession?

There are many causes for gum recession but it is most often caused by periodontal disease (gum infections), which destroys gum tissue and bone. Other causes include poor dental hygiene – not brushing and flossing regularly will cause a buildup of plaque, which leads to gum disease. In addition, factors like smoking, poor diet, piercings, aggressive tooth brushing, hormonal changes, teeth grinding, and family history can contribute to gum problems and cause more damage.

Some mouths are also prone to gum disease or deterioration due to certain ligaments being tighter, shorter, or looser than they should be in an ideal mouth. Regardless of good dental habits or optimal diet, certain mouths simply need routine gum treatment.

How Does Gum Recession Work?

If caught early, your gum recession can be managed by deep cleaning the affected area. Also known as tooth scaling or root planing, gum recession treatment cleans between your teeth and gums, down to the root to remove plaque and tartar below the gum line, making it more difficult for bacteria to build up. Once the buildup is gone, the gums can then heal and return to their normal, healthy state.

If your gum recession is more severe, we offer minimally invasive soft tissue grafting. Gum grafting, or gingival augmentation, is a procedure that is done to treat gum recession or to augment thin gingival tissue areas. Healthy and thick gum tissue is extremely important for teeth and for dental implants. Without healthy gum tissue, our teeth and implants are much more susceptible to bacteria, disease, infection, and loss of teeth or implants. If only a slight amount of recession is present, it may be adequate to simply change home hygiene habits to prevent the problem from worsening. However, the more severe the recession, the more difficult it is to graft gum tissue back to its proper location, so it is important to address this early. Remember, the issue is the tissue.

Learn More About Gum Therapy in East Los Angeles, CA

To experience our 5-star-rated dental care, schedule your Complimentary Purple Vine Smile Assessment today. Your appointment includes the following:

  • Meet Our World-Class Doctors
  • Discuss Your Goals & Dental Medical History
  • Thorough Exam With X-Rays As Needed
  • Review Your Options
  • Optional Discounted Cleaning

Schedule your appointment today by calling our office at 323-269-8007 or by clicking here to use our convenient online appointment request form. You may also click here to schedule a virtual consultation from the comfort of your home. We look forward to meeting you!

As one of the premier dental practices in East Los Angeles, CA, our doctors and team at Purple Vine Dental also provide 5-star dental care to patients from Boyle Heights & Commerce, CA & the surrounding areas.

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"I've been going to this dentist for years now and I've always been really impressed with how friendly and professional all the staff have always been. There is plenty of parking available. They're right off the 5 freeway, so easily accessible. And they even have extended hours on certain days to accommodate you if you have to go after work. Kid-friendly as well."

- Gilda O.

"Purple Vine dental has always provided me with the dental care I've required over they years. Myself and several other family members regularly have check ups with Shana Lee and her team. Every appointment has been essential in keeping good dental hygiene. I am always very happy with the results I have gotten with Shana Lee."

- Sele C.

"I use to go to a dental location in Glendale and they were always so angry. My family switched to this location and it was a breath of fresh air. Everyone has such a positive energy. Dr. Shauna Lee makes you feel comfortable and the assistants go out of there way to help you. A good place!"

- Marcos R.

"Been going here since I was a kid and they always take good care of my family, my boyfriend, and I! I absolutely don't mind visiting my dentist!"

- Jezmay T.

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Purple Vine Dental. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

What To Expect On Your First Visit

Our world-class doctors look forward to discovering your goals and reaching them.

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Meet Our World-Class Doctors

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Discuss Your Goals & Dental Medical History

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Thorough Exam With X-Rays As Needed

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Review Your Options

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Optional Discounted Cleaning