If you are suffering from gum disease or other oral infections and your gums have receded as a result, the pinhole gum rejuvenation technique might be right for you. This state-of-the-art technique is minimally invasive and leaves no scarring. Patients also enjoy few post-operative side effects.
Talk to Dr. David King about the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique and find out if it might be right for you. Pinhole gum rejuvenation with your Huntsville, AL dentist is a great way to improve your gum health without a scalpel, sutures, or grafts. Call today!
The Problem with Gum Recession
Many people might be concerned about how gum recession has affected the esthetics of their smile. They might have noticed that their teeth appear longer. But gum recession can also lead to other dental problems.
With gum recession, more of the tooth is exposed—including the tooth root. Not only does this lead to uncomfortable sensitivity, but it also leaves your tooth roots open to bacteria that can cause decay.
What Is Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation?
With the pinhole gum rejuvenation procedure, Dr. King will first poke a small hole in the gums (after making sure you are completely numb, of course!). With a special tool, he will gently pull the gum into an appropriate position, stretching it over the area that has receded. Tiny strips of collagen are inserted through the hole to keep the gums in place. Treatment sessions only take an hour or two.
Healing is quick—sometimes taking place in just 24 hours—and most patients report no pain or swelling. Patients see an immediate improvement in the appearance of their teeth and gums.
Avoiding Gum Recession in the Future
Protect your gum tissue by taking the following steps:
- Use proper brushing technique and a soft toothbrush to protect delicate gum tissue.
- Stay current with examinations and cleanings; removing tartar that has built up on your teeth is another way to protect gums and keep infection at bay.
- Avoid using tobacco products, which can lead to the build-up of plaque and tartar.
- Avoid lip and tongue piercings, which can rub against gum tissue and wear it away.
Call Your Huntsville Dentist to Schedule a Consultation
Talk to Dr. King about pinhole gum rejuvenation in Huntsville, AL. Call for an appointment!