Gum recession could be the result of periodontal disease, or lead to more severe stages of the disease. In addition, this can impact the appearance of your smile in negative ways. To help correct the issue, we could offer a unique gum graft procedure using advanced laser dentistry. In today’s blog, your Encinitas, CA, periodontist talks about pinhole gum grafting.
The Causes of Gum Recession
Gum recession means that the tissues that frame and support your teeth begin to pull away from them. This could make the teeth appear long and uneven, and also leave the smile vulnerable to the impact of gingivitis or periodontal disease, which in turn leads to uncomfortable symptoms and the risk of adult tooth loss. A number of factors could lead to the onset of gum recession, such as brushing too aggressively, poor oral health, or the presence of periodontal disease. When you notice these changes, please let us know right away!
Benefits of Treatment
Our team can treat gum recession with the pinhole surgical technique (PST), which is an option for protecting the smile and making periodontal disease much more manageable. Instead of adding new tissues to the teeth, this system uses your natural gingival tissues to cover the exposed portions of your roots, correcting your smile and offering better health and esthetics too. To offer this with precision and comfort, we will employ laser dentistry.
The Use of Laser Dentistry
Using dental lasers instead of scalpels and sutures means we can remove diseased tissues without harming healthy ones, trimming them away to preserve more of your natural gums. There is no bleeding or swelling, the risk of infection is reduced, no need for sutures, and often little to no need for anesthesia. The procedure is more likely to succeed, and patients often enjoy the esthetic improvements too. Once the healthy tissues are reattached, we can begin helping you manage the disease with routine cleanings and maintenance every three to four months, so your smile stays strong and beautiful, and you avoid the risk of tooth loss and other complications.
If you have any questions about treating gum recession with the pinhole gum grafting and dental lasers, then contact our team today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to seeing you and helping you preserve your smile, and enjoy optimal oral health in the years to come.
Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist Offers Treatment
We would like to help address concerns that could lead to worsening disease and tooth loss with the pinhole surgical technique and advanced laser dentistry. If you would like to find out more about treating periodontal disease with advanced technology, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.