Are your gums receding? Those exposed roots are not only unattractive but also incredibly sensitive. Until recently, the only way to treat receding gums was through gum grafting surgery, a procedure that is invasive, time consuming, and which leaves you with conspicuous sutures at the gumline. But now, Rogers own Dr. Alvin Neff has received the special training to perform a brand new procedure that can treat and reshape receding gums without any suturing or stitching. This breakthrough method is called the Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, and Dr. Neff is one of only a few dental professionals in the country currently trained to perform it.
Causes of Gum Recession
Gums recede when there is a loss of tissue along the gumline. This can occur for a number of reasons, including:
- Over brushing or brushing too vigorously
- Gum disease
- Bruxism or teeth grinding
Gum recession may seem minor – it is only your gums after all. But that is actually not true, and those who suffer from gum recession can attest to how painful it can be. When the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed, the nerves are often exposed as well, causing sensitivity and pain. In addition to sensitivity, tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth along the gumline and beneath it. Treating receding gums is essential to lasting good health and an attractive smile, and the Chao Pinhole technique makes it easier than ever.
The Benefits of the Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
- No bleeding.
- No prickly stitches.
- No loss of connective gum tissue.
- The results are immediate, and incredibly attractive.
How the procedure Works
Instead of removing tissue from the roof of your mouth and basically sewing it to the gum area to be treated, Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation allows the already present gum tissue to be maneouvered into place without cutting. Instead, a pinhole is made under the lip in the upper portion of your gums. A delicate tool is inserted in the pinhole and used to loosen the gum tissue from the bone and drape it over the areas of recession. Collagen strips are then applied to support the gum tissue and hold everything in place. The pinhole will heal on its own in 24 hours, but the results are instantly beautiful.
To learn more about Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, please call Dr. Alvin Neff at our Rogers dental office today!