If you have found yourself with teeth that appear to be longer or teeth that are more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures, you may be suffering from gum recession. This irreversible condition prompts your gums to pull away from the teeth, causing the exposure of sensitive tooth roots.
Gum recession can be a direct result of many factors, including gum disease, teeth grinding, or poor oral hygiene habits. Although it is relatively common, without proper treatment, gum recession can lead to severe tooth sensitivity, loose teeth, and even tooth loss.
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
There is a revolutionary alternative to conventional gum grafting that eliminates the need for tissue grafts, scalpels, and invasive treatment. Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation reshapes the gum tissue around the teeth, negating the need for soft tissue grafts or painful surgery.
The Pinhole technique utilizes specialized tools that are inserted through a minuscule “pinhole” made just above the tooth. The tissue is then positioned back over the teeth, and the gums are secured in place by utilizing tiny collagen strips.
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation can be completed in a single appointment with immediate results and minimal downtime or recovery.
Common Causes of Gum Recession
Gum recession is also known as gingival recession. When the gum tissue recedes, it pulls away from the teeth. If the root of the tooth is exposed, a natural side effect is the pockets or gaps that form between teeth and gum line. These pockets create the ideal environment for bacteria and plaque to develop and fester. Gum recession makes a patient much more susceptible to decay and gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss.
Common causes of gum recession include:
- Aggressive brushing – Vigorous brushing is often mistaken as thorough brushing, and aggressive brushing can cause your gums to recede.
- Using the wrong tool – Always use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your teeth.
- Teeth grinding – Grinding your teeth either unconsciously while you sleep or even during waking hours can lead to many oral health issues. A mouth guard can keep your gums and teeth safe.
- Misalignment – Abnormal tooth positioning can contribute to the development of gum recession when too much force is placed on the gums and jawbone.
- Gum disease – Poor oral hygiene habits, like not brushing and flossing your teeth, can only create problems including gum disease. If you develop gum disease because of a buildup of plaque and bacteria, if you do not address painful tooth problems when they begin, you can be at risk for all kinds of oral health complications, including gum recession.
- Genetics – If other members of your family have experienced gum recession, you’re at a higher risk of developing it too.
Healing and Recovery From Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
Following your treatment, your gums will begin to heal, and the once-exposed tooth root will be protected again. Immediately following surgery, there will be a noticeable difference in your smile. The gum tissue will heal and reattach to the teeth over time, effectively reversing the gum recession, and the healing process is roughly 1-2 days depending on the patient.
Why Our Patients Choose Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
Gum recession can affect your overall health and wellbeing. If you fear the traditional tissue grafting procedures to correct your gum recession, it’s time to contact Premier Dental Center.
Our patients love Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation because:
- There is less gum tissue trauma, bleeding, and swelling after treatment
- It is minimally invasive and comfortable with sedation
- There is no need for scalpels, cutting, sutures, or tissue grafts
- The high success rate and long-term results speak for themselves
- Multiple areas of gum recession can be treated at once
Contact Premier Dental Center today to determine if you’re the right candidate for this effective procedure!