Gum recession can happen so gradually that you may not be aware you have a problem until you start to experience the negative effects of the condition, which include:
• An uneven gum line
• Tooth discoloration near the gum line
• Teeth appear to be “longer”
• Tooth sensitivity
• Cavities at the gum line
• Dark triangular spaces between the teeth
Traditional gum recession surgery involves using a gum graft by removing tissue from another area within the mouth and stitching it in place over receded areas. The surgery can only address a limited number of teeth per session, and the treatment sites take significant time to heal. Today’s patients, however, have the option to correct their gum recession using the minimally invasive alternative of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™).
PST™ is a comfortable, minimally invasive, scalpel-free and suture-free technique for treating gum recession. If you have been avoiding treatment for gingival recession due to fear or inconvenience, this could be your ideal solution. For the procedure, a tiny opening is made near the area of gum recession. Using a special hand tool, the existing gum tissue is repositioned to cover the areas of low tissue volume. Collagen strips are placed for healing. Experience immediate cosmetic benefits and return to your normal routine the very same day!
Our doctors at River Valley Periodontics & Implant Dentistry are pleased to provide our patients with gum recession treatment in Waterford, CT. To learn more about the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, our minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum recession surgery, call our office at your earliest convenience to schedule your appointment.
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