Protecting Smiles With Gum Grafting

san diego gum graftsWhen you have periodontal disease, this could cause gum recession, leading to worsening pain and the risk of tooth loss. To correct the issue and protect vulnerable tooth structure, we can offer gum grafts with laser technology. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about laser gum grafting.

The Causes and Dangers of Receding Gums

When you have periodontal disease that isn’t managed with regular care, or if you brush too hard, this could cause the gums to recede. This exposes vulnerable portions of the roots that could increase the risk of tooth decay and infections, as well as the advanced stage of gum disease, which could cause teeth to become lost. Our team can use a unique gum grafting treatment known as the Pinhole Surgical Technique to correct the issue and protect your smile with comfort and precision.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique

With the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) our team can provide a minimally invasive and more conservative gum grafting procedure. There is no need for scalpels or incisions, or sutures afterward. After creating a minuscule hole, we can then manipulate and reposition the gingival tissues to cover the exposed and vulnerable portions of your teeth. This protects the smile from the risk of decay and infection in these exposed teeth, and also allows us to better manage periodontal disease to prevent the advanced stages and their complications, such as adult tooth loss.

The Use of Dental Lasers

Our team can employ dental lasers to help remove diseased tissues with precision, so your healthy tissues can once again adhere to the teeth and reduce the depth of periodontal pockets and prevent further recession. We then begin managing the conder moving forward with a more preventive approach. Using laser dentistry as part of the PST procedure helps lower the risk of bleeding, soreness, and infection, and ensures a fast-healing period. The precision of the lasers prevents damage to healthy tissues too! You don’t need sutures, the chances of a successful tissue integration improve significantly, and you enjoy a more aesthetically pleasing appearance too.

If you have any questions about treating gum recession with the Pinhole Surgical Technique, then contact our team today. We want to help you and your family enjoy whole and healthy smiles for years to come.

Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist Treats Periodontal Disease

Our team wants to make sure you maintain a full and healthy smile. If you would like to find out more about managing the disease and protecting your smile, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711. Our team offers a host of advanced and minimally noninvasive treatments to manage minor or severe cases of periodontal disease.