Our team offers a gum grafting procedure that is conservative and minimally invasive, one that can improve the appearance of your smile and help us better manage your periodontal disease. You can smile with confidence, and also avoid the onset of periodontitis and tooth loss. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about the Pinhole Surgical Technique.
The Link Between Disease and Gum Recession
When periodontal disease reaches a more advanced stage, this could mean the tissues recede. This recession then exposes sensitive root structure, so the risk of tooth decay and even infraction increases. Recession also means your disease is reaching the periodontitis stage, which could cause adult tooth loss without treatment. When you notice your teeth appear long, or that your gums look red, feel sore, and bleed easily, then please contact our team right away for a diagnosis. You may benefit from the Pinhole Surgical Technique!
The Pinhole Surgical Technique
The Pinhole Surgical Technique is a treatment that provides a more conservative alternative to the traditional gum grafting procedure. There are no surgical incisions, so the treated areas heal much quicker and the surrounding tissues don’t sustain any damage. Instead, a minuscule hole is made in the tissues. A special collagen material is inserted into this area, and we use tools to manipulate the gums to cover the exposed areas of the tooth roots. Patients enjoy a more attractive smile and a reduced risk of tooth decay and infection. Your periodontal disease can be more easily managed as well, so you avoid tooth loss and other complications.
The Use of Advanced Dental Lasers
As part of the procedure, we also employ dental lasers to trim away diseased tissues, so healthy ones can be reattached to the teeth. In addition, this helps destroy harmful bacterial deposits to keep your disease in check and prevent worsening periodontitis. Using advanced technology, the procedure will have little to no bleeding, and a reduced risk of swelling or infection. No need for sutures, and most people return to normal activities after a day of rest. This offers better smile aesthetics and helps halt the progression of periodontal disease.
If you have any questions about how we use PST and laser dentistry to manage your periodontal concerns, then contact our team today. We would love to see you for a consultation, so we can help you enjoy a full and healthy smile.
Speak With Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Correcting Receding Gums
Our conservative gum grafts can improve the health and beauty of your smile. If you would like to find out more about protecting your oral health, please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.