When you notice your gums beginning to recede, this could mean an advanced stage of gum disease and without treatment, the risk of cavities, infection, and even tooth loss. To restore the receded tissues, we could offer gum grafts. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about our noninvasive treatment with the Pinhole Surgical Technique.
The Causes of Your Receding Gums
When you develop gum disease, this could cause soreness, redness, and bleeding in your smile. But the tissue could also begin to pull away from the teeth and recede. Pockets form at the gum line, allowing gum disease to develop. The recession also exposes the sensitive portions of your roots, leading to an increased risk of tooth decay and infection. The advanced stage of gum disease is the number one cause of adult tooth loss, and receding tissues are a major factor in the loss of your teeth. But our team can offer a conservative and effective alternative to traditional gum grafts using the Pinhole Surgical Technique.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique
Our team will first employ dental lasers to make any necessary changes to the soft tissues and bone structure of the smile as part of the treatment. Lasers can target areas with precision, rarely require anesthesia, and prevent the risk of swelling, bleeding, infection, and other complications. Our team then makes a tiny hole in the gum tissues, and fill the area with a special collagen material. We then manipulate the tissue and collagen to cover the teeth and restore the beauty of your smile. The procedure also makes managing your gum disease much simpler, so you avoid worsening symptoms and tooth loss.
Protecting Your Smile
Our team could help protect your smile with Supportive Periodontal Maintenance, in which we remove harmful deposits of bacteria, as well as plaque and tartar, from your teeth at regular intervals. We also have holistic options, like Ozone Therapy, to help manage the issue and fight recession. Our team can also discuss better at-home hygiene habits to protect your sensitive tissues and keep your smile whole. If you have any questions about how our team will diagnose and treat concerns like periodontal disease, or about avoiding the disease altogether with preventive maintenance, then contact our team today to learn more.
Speak With Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About the PST System
We would like to help you preserve your teeth and enjoy optimal periodontal health, so you avoid issues like tooth loss and discomfort. If you would like to find out more about the process of treating periodontal disease and receding tissues with our conservative treatment options, please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.