Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
If you have resisted surgical treatment for gum recession, you will be happy to learn about an effective, minimally-invasive procedure called Pinhole® gum rejuvenation, available in Manhattan Beach, CA.
Important information about gum recession
Aggressive brushing, clenching and grinding, and periodontal disease can trigger gum recession. Since our bodies make less collagen as we get older, gum tissue diminishes with age causing teeth to look long and discolored at the gum line. While receding gums is a cosmetic problem, the condition is also an oral health and comfort issue.
Receding gums expose root surfaces not protected by enamel. The rough texture is difficult to keep clean. Oral bacteria flourish, leading to decay and increased risk of gum disease. That leads to further recession.
Tooth roots are meant to be shielded by soft tissues. When roots are exposed, teeth become sensitive. You may find it uncomfortable to:
- Drink hot or cold beverages.
- Eat sweets.
- Take a big breath of cool air.
- Bite down.
- Brush and floss properly.
An improved approach
Once gum tissue retreats, it does not come back naturally, even when the underlying cause is addressed. In the past, restoration required a surgery. Soft tissue was removed from the roof of the mouth and stitched into place where recession had occurred. This painful treatment left two surgical sites to heal over the course of several weeks before improvement could be seen.
While it is not a treatment for gum disease, Pinhole® gum rejuvenation in Manhattan Beach, CA provides immediate improvement in receding gums, and the procedure is virtually painless. Only local numbing is needed for the dentist to create tiny access points. Using special instruments, gum tissue is guided into correct position. Then collagen strips stabilize it and encourage natural production of more collagen for healthier gums.
There is very little bleeding, swelling, or post-procedure discomfort, and the holes close quickly. You may eat normally the next day. Your smile looks better right away, and with good oral hygiene, the improvement can be long-lasting.
Schedule a visit to Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions to learn more about this amazing advance in gum health. The number is310-340-6663