Advancements in Treating Receding Gums

PeriodontitisIf your gums are receding, you may need surgery to correct them. Traditionally this is done by cutting gum tissue away from the roof of the mouth, and replacing it under the affected gum line. The replaced gum tissue is stitched into place, where it will assimilate with the gum tissue around it. The healing process can be painful and lengthy.

Causes of Receding Gums

There are many reasons why gums may recede. Among them are hormonal changes or genetic predisposition, habits such as grinding teeth or tobacco use, misalignment, or gum disease. Whatever the cause, receding gums are serious and can lead to the degradation of the underlying bone tissue. If the bone is not strong it cannot support the teeth and they may fall out.

Here at The Silberg Center for Dental Science, we offer a state-of-the-art procedure called the Pinhole Surgical Technique. Dr. Silberg has learned this technique from its creator, Dr. Chao, and has brought it back to our office so that you can enjoy its incredible, non-invasive benefits.

Pinhole Surgical Technique

This technique is the latest break-through in the treatment of receding gums. In older treatments the gums are cut, grafted and stitched. But with the Pinhole Surgical Technique, there is no cutting, no grafting and no stitches. Because of this, there is far less discomfort, and the recovery is much quicker. This efficient method was developed so that you can enjoy the lasting results of healthy gums without all the hassle of traditional surgery.

In this procedure, only a local anesthetic is needed. Once administered and in effect, a small needle is used to create a “pinhole” in the gum tissue, giving access to the affected area. Using specialized tools, the gum tissue is loosened, and repositioned to cover the roots of the affected teeth.  Collagen strips are then placed under the tissue to help stabilize the gums. The pinhole site heals very quickly—often even overnight—so that you can resume your regular eating and drinking as early as the next day.

No longer is the scalpel the only way to correct receding gum lines. If your gums need to be treated for recession, come in for a discussion with Dr. Silberg, who has studied this technique and mastered its application. Forget about the fear and pain associated with the traditional method, because there is a better way. This breakthrough technique has enabled thousands of patients throughout the country to enjoy the benefits of beautiful, healthy gums, without grafts or stitches. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation.

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