If you are noticing gingival recession, you may find that your teeth are very sensitive and the gums are wearing away. Signs of receding gums often include gaps forming between the teeth, tooth sensitivity, and teeth that appear larger than usual. You may also feel a notch on the tooth around the gum line. Receding gums are one of the signs of gum disease and can also indicate functional or mechanical problems that need to be addressed. Once the gums wear down, they cannot be restored without treatment. Any of these signs of gum recession require an evaluation and we recommend that you schedule an oral exam at our Aliso Viejo, CA office as soon as possible. You may be candidate for the revolutionary Pinhole® Surgical Technique for gum recession!
Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation – Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique
If you have signs of gum recession, you must seek treatment as soon as possible. Since the root surfaces lack a protective enamel layer, they are at an increased risk of decay and structural damage. Extreme root surface decay or damage may result in tooth loss or the need to extract hopeless teeth. Repairing receding gums as early as possible can greatly reduce the risk of decay and damage to these areas. Restoring the gum line is essential for your oral health, and any symptoms should be evaluated by Dr. Claire Cho to determine if treatment is necessary. However, there are several things you can do to prevent receding gums and maintain optimal oral health in Aliso Viejo, CA. Gingival recession treatment options and prevention tips include:
Pinhole technique stimulates new tissue attachment for people with receding gums
The Pinhole Surgical Technique begins with the creation of a pinhole sized opening in the gum tissue near the area of recession. Through this opening, we will introduce specialized instruments that will enable her to gently loosen the tissue and reposition it over areas in need. Collagen strips are then placed which will hold the newly positioned gum tissue during healing. Since this procedure is minimally invasive and requires no sutures, the gums heal quickly. Patients enjoy a fast recovery time and we can treat several teeth in a single visit.
Before and after
Understanding the causes of gum recession and the impact it can have on the oral environment in an important first step in preventing receding gums. When periodontal disease is the culprit, we can make a recommendation for the appropriate periodontitis treatment and receding gums surgery. Please do not ignore receding gums. Learn more about gingival recession treatment options by scheduling your consultation with our team today!