Gum Recession Affects Dental Health and Appearance
Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue pulls away from the teeth and slowly shrinks down the length of the roots. This exposes the more delicate root surfaces, increasing your risk of damage, decay and even tooth loss. Receded gums have a significant impact on your dental health and the appearance of your smile. Common symptoms include tooth sensitivity, longer-looking teeth and tooth discoloration near the gum line. With gum recession care from our experienced team, however, you can once again enjoy a healthy, attractive, comfortable smile. We are proud to offer the minimally invasive Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™) for treating gum recession.
A Revolutionary Option for Gum Recession Care
PST has changed how many patients overcome gum recession. This minimally invasive option differs from traditional gum grafting in several ways. Instead of harvesting gum tissue or other biocompatible materials for grafting, PST repositions gum tissue through a pinhole-size opening in the gums. Through this opening, we insert patented instruments designed to gently loosen the tissue. We then move the gum line to a healthier level on the tooth. covering exposed root surfaces. Small strips of collagen are used to keep the gum tissue in place until healing is complete.
The benefits of PST include:
- Greater procedural and post-operative comfort
- Immediate cosmetic results
- No incisions or sutures
- Less bleeding and swelling
- Multiple areas treated in one visit
- No need for second surgical site
- Faster recovery period
Experienced Gum Recession Treatment
We are committed to providing the highest standard of care, and bringing you the latest in techniques and technologies. Dr. Marvin Price is one of a limited number of dentists specially trained to perform the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. We also offer traditional gum grafting and the Allen Tunnel Technique gum recession treatments. Dr. Kenneth Gewant has achieved exceptional success using AlloDerm® grafting material for these procedures. Our experienced team is ready to help you overcome the effects of gum recession, and enjoy a healthy, confident smile!