If you could retrieve long-lost gum tissue without tissue grafts, pain, or the use of scalpels, would you do it? Of course you would! Of the many types of oral health problems that can be developed as you age, gum recession is easily one of the most frightening. Once the gum is gone, it’s gone. While tissue grafts used to be the only option for gum recession repair, innovations in biomimetic dentistry have altered the landscape of gum recession, making it easier and far less invasive to get your smile back to normal.
What Is Behind Gum Recession?
When you are suffering with gum recession, too much of the tooth enamel is exposed, which can make your teeth look longer than usual and make your teeth far more sensitive. There are any number of reasons for gum recession, from brushing too vigorously with the wrong kind of toothbrush to grinding your teeth. You may just be unlucky in the genetics department and be predisposed to gum recession. Or, receding gums could be a side effect of gum disease.
Periodontal disease is a big deal, and a problem that must be addressed sooner rather than later. If you keep up with your twice yearly dental cleanings and exams, there should be no opportunity for gum disease to get very far in your mouth and wreak havoc. Your biomimetic dentist will keep an eye on any suspicious areas and treat any gingivitis that seems to be developing. It’s the patients who neglect their dental visits and don’t keep up with dedicated brushing and flossing at home who put themselves at the greatest risk for gum disease and, therefore, gum recession.
Tooth root is often exposed due to receding gums. Pockets also form between teeth and the gum line in cases of gum recession, and these areas become attractive landing spots for plaque and bacteria. It makes sense then that gum recession is also known as gingival recession – gather too much unsavory stuff in those pockets and gum disease will be full-blown, teeth could become loose, and ultimately fall out. Then you have more than just gum recession to worry about.
Repairing Gum Recession Biomimetically
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ was developed to correct receding gums in a minimally invasive way. No cutting of gum tissue, no scalpels, no sutures, no donor gum grafts, no freaking out about your time in the dentist’s chair. This breakthrough biomimetic treatment has truly eased the minds of many patients who are experiencing gum recession and have always been wary of solutions to this uncomfortable and embarrassing problem.
With the pinhole technique, small holes are placed in the gum tissue which allows specially designed instruments to then loosen and reposition the gum tissue over recessed areas. Collagen is passed through the pinholes as well to hold the newly positioned gum tissue in place while the healing process commences.
Not only does this technique sound revolutionary, it is revolutionary. With a shorter recovery time, less pain and discomfort, no stitches, and immediate improvement, the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is hard to beat.
Gum recession can impact your overall health and well-being, not only the state of your oral health and the appearance of your smile. Contact Moorestown Dental Professionals in Moorestown, NJ, to make your appointment with biomimetic dentist Dr. Rush-Esmail to discuss the pinhole surgical technique.