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:
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:
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