Receding Gums? Treat them with less pain!

Receding Gums? Treat them with less pain!

What is gum recession?

Your dentist might have told you your gums are receding, but what does that actually mean?  Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline which can happen as a result of periodontal disease such as gingivits, our natural aging process, brushing too hard, using a hard bristled tooth brush, and smoking and tobacco use.  If you look at the picture below, this is what receding gums look like:

When gums recede the root portion of the tooth becomes exposed. This is shown in the picture above by the yellow part of the upper tooth by the gumline.  When the root is exposed like that it leaves it open to tooth decay on the gumline and below it. Healthy gums are very important for a healthy mouth, so treating gum recession is a necessity.
Traditionally, gum recession is treated by harvesting tissue from the palate of your mouth, cutting your gums and suturing the harvested tissue underneath it to the receding area, usually referred to as a connective tissue graft. It will take about a week or two for your mouth to heal from the wounds. But what if I told you there is a scalpel-free, suture-free, graft-free procedure that can treat receding gums and where immediate results are seen?

What is Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation for receding gums?

As I mentioned above there is a minimally invasive way to treat gum recession and it’s called Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation as taught by Chao Pinhole Academy.  I recently became certified to perform this gentle procedure and am excited to help those in my practice who are experiencing gum recession. This procedure has been proven to bring comparable results to the traditional method,  but the patient experience involves much less pain or discomfort.  The technique involves making a small pin hole in the patient’s existing gum in which a special instrument is used to gently loosen gum tissue.  The specialized tools help slide the gumline down to cover the exposed root structure.  This video does a great job explaining the process as compared to the traditional surgery method:

 As you can see the procedure produces an excellent outcome and the results are long lasting.  If you have gum recession I would love to help you by using this revolutionary method.  Call us today for a consultation and be on your way to healthier gums!
Dr. Carlo Arredondo

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  1. Interesting method.. first time hearing about it. Many suffer from gum recession, it’s great to have many different options to treat it including ones that will be less painful.

    • Dr. Dondo Dental Excellence : February 7, 2017 at 12:03 am

      Thank you Joe for your comment. Yes this is a relatively new method and it works very well with less pain. I’d say that’s a win win!

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