A modern treatment for receding gums
Gum recession is a common oral health concern for millions, and the traditional treatment is quite invasive, involving sutures, cuts and grafts. Fortunately, modern medicine has come up with an excellent alternative, and Dr. Chandler now performs this procedure in his Payson dental office.
Called the Pinhole Surgical Technique, this procedure was invented by Dr. John Chao, and for that reason it is sometimes called the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique.
Whereas traditional treatment for receding gums involves cutting and stitching tissue, this new technique gently loosens the gum tissue and guides it over the exposed part of the tooth. Recession can be reversed in one session, discomfort levels are minimal, and the results last long-term, as confirmed by research.
Healing takes only 24 hours in most cases, and patients can return to normal light activities within 1-2 days.
Why Does Gum Recession Matter?
As gums recede, eventually part of the tooth root will be exposed to dangerous decay. Furthermore, gums begin to pull away from the teeth, forming gaps that are enticing to bacteria. This bacteria can eventually destroy teeth.
Because recession is generally so gradual, many people don’t know that they are experiencing it. If it is not caught and treated, the person will often lose teeth.
Why Does Recession Happen?
The biggest cause of receding gums is periodontal disease (gum disease), which destroys gum tissue and the supporting bone. Unfortunately, many people are genetically predisposed to gum disease, even if they have good oral health habits.
Gum disease can also come because of:
• Aggressive brushing.
• Negligent brushing and flossing habits.
• Tobacco use.
• Grinding and clenching teeth.
• Crooked teeth or misalignment.
Is the Pinhole Procedure safe?
This revolutionary procedure has undergone industry scrutiny, and has been deemed a safe and effective procedure by authoritative dental bodies.
Come consult with Dr. Chandler to see if this is good procedure for you!