How We Treat Gum Recession

encinitas gum graftsOne of the major dangers of untreated gum disease is gum recession. This means that the tissues have pulled away from the teeth, and left vulnerable portions of them exposed. Fortunately, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist can offer a solution with laser dentistry and the Pinhole Surgical Technique.

The Dangers of Receding Gums

When periodontal disease reaches a more advanced stage, this could lead to gum recession, in which the tissues pull away from the teeth. When this concurs, the sensitive portions of root structure are exposed to bacteria, allowing tooth sensitivity and tooth decay and infection to develop. This could also mean you’re approaching the periodontitis stage, at which point adult tooth loss is possible. To avoid the appearance of long teeth, and to prevent complications like tooth loss, you need treatment for gum recession. Our team can help!

The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST)

To treat the receding tissues, our team can offer a more conservative alternative to traditional gum grafts. With the Pinhole Surgical Technique, our team can correct the issue without the need for scalpels and sutures. Instead, we will make a tiny hole in the tissue and add a collagen material, manipulating them to cover the teeth and correct the appearance of the smile while also better managing the disease to keep your smile whole and healthy.

The Use of Dental Lasers

Our team could also use dental lasers as part of the procedure. With lasers specially calibrated to treat soft tissue concerns, we can make changes in the gum line and remove diseased tissues to improve the effectiveness of the procedure. With the PST technique and dental lasers, there is little to no bleeding, and no swelling or infection too. There are no sutures and the area will heal much faster. This improves the chances of successful integration of tissues, and you can return to normal activities after only a day of rest. This helps manage the disease so you avoid tooth loss, and we take care to ensure your smile looks attractive too.

If you have any questions about how our team can use the PST system and dental lasers to address your periodontal disease, then contact our team today to learn more. We would love to help you enjoy good gum health and a full smile for years to come.

Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist Can Restore Your Smile

Our team wants to help you enjoy a healthier smile, and a more attractive one too! Which is why we offer advanced and conservative treatments for common periodontal concerns. If you would like to find out more about our use of advanced technologies, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.