Delaram N. Hanookai, DDS

★★★★★
  • 4312 Woodman Avenue Suite 100

    Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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  • 818-788-4788

About Delaram N. Hanookai, DDS

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Over a period of 10-15 years, my gums have undergone a gradual ??moderate? recession. And with a family history of genetic gum problems and tooth loss on my maternal side, I??ve had a high level of concern over losing my teeth, ever since I was a child. I??ve seen many different dentists over the years, who either said nothing of my recession, or casually pointed it out and said ??just keep flossing.? Finally I??d had enough, and specifically sought out a periodontist who would take it seriously. I decided upon Dr. Hanookai after reading some rave reviews online. Dare I say I found the best periodontist in southern CA, if not the country!?

From my first visit, Dr. Hanookai, Dr. Abaian and the entire staff were warm and made me feel like family. It??s rare to find a doctor who seems genuinely concerned about your condition. After my initial exam and some tests, the doctors explained to me what exactly was happening, and were immediately proactive by outlining a ??game plan? in order to determine the cause, and how to prevent or slow further recession. Finally, I felt like I found someone who actually knew what they were doing? what a relief!

First they took a tissue sample to determine presence of a certain bacteria which leads to gum recession and bone loss, in which case simple medication might be the solution. After the test came back negative, it was decided my condition was caused due to multiple factors such as genetics, having had orthodontics, and having brushed too hard through the years (trying to ??keep them extra clean? as a kid had backfired!).

The first step was a ??deep cleaning? to eradicate the bone-eroding plaque underneath my gums. With ??normal? cleanings often being sensitive, the thought of a ??deep? cleaning had always sent chills up my spine. But Dr. Hanookai made me feel completely comfortable and relieved any apprehension. The cleaning went very easily, quickly and was completely painless! She also gave me a new brushing regiment, which included necessary gentle brushing of the gums (which I had generally avoided for some time, thinking it would further erode my gumline). By the time my next appointment came, my gums were less inflamed and looking much pinker and healthier.

Next, I elected to undergo a gingival graft, in which Dr. Hanookai removed tissue from the roof of my mouth, and transplanted the tissue over a section of teeth which had the most recession. I was so impressed by Dr. Hanookai??s surgical skills, I never expected such a procedure to go so quickly and painlessly. Two weeks after the procedure, the gums are looking fantastic and like new? to think that two months ago I was feeling hopeless about the situation, and now Dr. Hanookai is restoring my gumline right before my very eyes! I??m more than happy and thankful for all they??ve done. I just underwent my second gingival graft, on the other side of my mouth, and under Dr. Hanookai??s skillful hands, this procedure went as smoothly as the first one.

They also were helpful by squeezing me in on short notice before New Years, in order to make sure I maximized my benefits by not losing that year??s insurance allotment.

My one regret is not having found Dr. Hanookai and Dr. Abaian sooner! They have earned my trust and confidence, and have exceeded my expectations. They??re working very hard to ensure that I keep my teeth, and for that I am extremely grateful. My highest recommendations to Southland Dental.

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★★★★★

Over a period of 10-15 years, my gums have undergone a gradual ??moderate? recession. And with a family history of genetic gum problems and tooth loss on my maternal side, I??ve had a high level of concern over losing my teeth, ever since I was a child. I??ve seen many different dentists over the years, who either said nothing of my recession, or casually pointed it out and said ??just keep flossing.? Finally I??d had enough, and specifically sought out a periodontist who would take it seriously. I decided upon Dr. Hanookai after reading some rave reviews online. Dare I say I found the best periodontist in southern CA, if not the country!?

From my first visit, Dr. Hanookai, Dr. Abaian and the entire staff were warm and made me feel like family. It??s rare to find a doctor who seems genuinely concerned about your condition. After my initial exam and some tests, the doctors explained to me what exactly was happening, and were immediately proactive by outlining a ??game plan? in order to determine the cause, and how to prevent or slow further recession. Finally, I felt like I found someone who actually knew what they were doing? what a relief!

First they took a tissue sample to determine presence of a certain bacteria which leads to gum recession and bone loss, in which case simple medication might be the solution. After the test came back negative, it was decided my condition was caused due to multiple factors such as genetics, having had orthodontics, and having brushed too hard through the years (trying to ??keep them extra clean? as a kid had backfired!).

The first step was a ??deep cleaning? to eradicate the bone-eroding plaque underneath my gums. With ??normal? cleanings often being sensitive, the thought of a ??deep? cleaning had always sent chills up my spine. But Dr. Hanookai made me feel completely comfortable and relieved any apprehension. The cleaning went very easily, quickly and was completely painless! She also gave me a new brushing regiment, which included necessary gentle brushing of the gums (which I had generally avoided for some time, thinking it would further erode my gumline). By the time my next appointment came, my gums were less inflamed and looking much pinker and healthier.

Next, I elected to undergo a gingival graft, in which Dr. Hanookai removed tissue from the roof of my mouth, and transplanted the tissue over a section of teeth which had the most recession. I was so impressed by Dr. Hanookai??s surgical skills, I never expected such a procedure to go so quickly and painlessly. Two weeks after the procedure, the gums are looking fantastic and like new? to think that two months ago I was feeling hopeless about the situation, and now Dr. Hanookai is restoring my gumline right before my very eyes! I??m more than happy and thankful for all they??ve done. I just underwent my second gingival graft, on the other side of my mouth, and under Dr. Hanookai??s skillful hands, this procedure went as smoothly as the first one.

They also were helpful by squeezing me in on short notice before New Years, in order to make sure I maximized my benefits by not losing that year??s insurance allotment.

My one regret is not having found Dr. Hanookai and Dr. Abaian sooner! They have earned my trust and confidence, and have exceeded my expectations. They??re working very hard to ensure that I keep my teeth, and for that I am extremely grateful. My highest recommendations to Southland Dental.

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I'm so glad I ended up going to Dr. Hanookai. As a dentist she is very knowledgeable, honest, patient, kind, attentive, approachable, and is just a very nice human being. It was a pleasure interacting with her as well as the staff, which are all wonderful from the receptionist to the assistant, who is very sweet. I have been to quite a few dentists in this area and she is the only one I will be loyal to for the rest of my life. She just inspires that kind of trust. Wish there were more like her, as it is hard to come across a whole office of people who are so personable, genuinely care about patients, and make them feel at home. I can't recommend her enough. Thank you Dr. Hanookai! :D

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I'm so glad I ended up going to Dr. Hanookai. As a dentist she is very knowledgeable, honest, patient, kind, attentive, approachable, and is just a very nice human being. It was a pleasure interacting with her as well as the staff, which are all wonderful from the receptionist to the assistant, who is very sweet. I have been to quite a few dentists in this area and she is the only one I will be loyal to for the rest of my life. She just inspires that kind of trust. Wish there were more like her, as it is hard to come across a whole office of people who are so personable, genuinely care about patients, and make them feel at home. I can't recommend her enough. Thank you Dr. Hanookai! :D

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