One of the most common oral conditions experienced in this day of modern dentistry is gum recession. It can be caused by a number of things, from gum disease to overly vigorous brushing. Millions of people fall victim to these, causing severe periodontal damage.
Though gum recession seems relatively minor and nothing to bother a dentist with, in fact, it is a much bigger deal than most people ever expect.
The Impact of Gum Recession on Dental Health
Whether caused by too-vigorous tooth brushing, untreated gum disease, traumatic injury, or just age, the recession of the gumline dramatically affects the health of the teeth. This can happen in a number of ways, including the following:
- Gums that have pulled away from the teeth expose the roots to the outside particles and temperatures, putting those roots at risk for infection and decay.
- Receding gums often accompany receding bone structure in the jaw.
- Without the proper amounts of gum and bone tissue, teeth cannot stay where they’re supposed to. This risks tooth loosening, infection, and eventual tooth loss.
There are several treatments out there which can clean and correct such causes as gum disease or chronic irritation. Simple changes in daily habit will help enormously, as well. Unfortunately, this will not bring the gum tissue back. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.
Treatment Options for Receding Gums: The Pinhole Technique
Until fairly recently, the only real treatment available for this condition was surgical gum grafting—a process which was invasive, complicated, and required quite a lot of recovery time.
We here at Parkview Dental are proud to offer you an alternative to this procedure: Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique! With this revolutionary method of treatment, we can return your gums to their natural state in a safe and non-invasive way!
How Does It Work?
Using a series of specially designed dental tools, the pinhole technique actually pushes the gums back into their original place. That’s really all there is to it. It’s simple, it’s effective, and best of all, it’s fast.
The pinhole technique works on large stretches of teeth. No more one-at-a-time procedures or extensive time in the dental chair. You can walk out of the office on the very same day with visibly improved results!
Contact Us Today
If you have any sort of gum recession, you’re in luck. The Pinhole treatment may be just the solution you’ve always needed. Give Parkview Dental a call right away to discuss your options!