Treating Gum Recession With The PST® System

encinitas pstWhen you have a more substantial case of periodontal disease, this could lead to uncomfortable symptoms but also changes to the appearance of your smile. Your gums could recede, which uncovers sensitive tooth structure and increases the risk of tooth loss. Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist can help with dental lasers and the Pinhole Surgical Technique® (PST).

The Factors Behind Gum Recession

When you have gum disease, the issue can grow more severe with time, leading to the periodontitis stage that is responsible for tooth loss and uncomfortable symptoms. Along the way, your gums could begin to recede from the teeth. This accelerates the risk of periodontitis, and also uncovers sensitive portions of the root structure so your teeth are more vulnerable to tooth decay and infection. The changes to your appearance make your teeth appear long and uneven. But our team can offer a unique treatment option that is comfortable and effective at addressing recession and managing your periodontal disease.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique®

With the Pinhole Surgical Technique®, our team will create a miniscule hole in the gums and then add a special collagen material to the tissues. We then manipulate these periodontal tissues to cover the teeth and improve the symmetry of the gum line, all without the need to remove tissues and cover these portions of the teeth. The procedure improves the appearance of your smile and also protects the teeth from further decay or injection. Treatment also means we can better manage your periodontal disease moving forward with holistic and preventive treatments, such as cleanings, Ozone Therapy, antimicrobial medications, and Supportive Periodontal Maintenance.

The Assistance of Dental Lasers

Our team will often begin the procedure with the use of dental lasers, which can target areas of the smile with precession and prevent damage to healthy tissues. No need for scalpels and sutures, and we can modify the gum tissues and bone structure as needed to aid in the treatment of the smile. We can also employ lasers to destroy pockets of harmful bacteria that could otherwise increase the severity of your periodontal concerns. Lasers don’t require anesthesia and limit the risk of swelling, bleeding, and infection afterward. Your treated area also heals quickly, and you can return to your normal routine in as little as 24 to 48 hours.

If you have any questions about how we improve your smile by treating gum recession with PST®, then contact our team today.

Contact Our Team to Protect Your Gum Health

With dental lasers and a conservative treatment option, we can offer solutions for gum recession. If you would like to find out more about our periodontal treatment options, then please call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.