Weninger Dentistry is dedicated to offering the latest in oral health treatments without the discomfort and pain that is too often associated with them. One such procedure is the innovative Chao Pinhole® Gum Recession Treatment.
The Causes of Receding Gums
There are a number of factors that can lead to the problem of receding gums. Most patients who have receding gums do not even realize it because the condition occurs gradually.
Gums may be more sensitive and prone to receding due to genetics, hormones, and excessive tobacco use. Receding gums can also be the result of teeth clenching or grinding, overly aggressive brushing habits, periodontal disease, and the natural aging process.
Though patients are often unaware they have a gum problem, there are some signs to watch for. These include the appearance of longer teeth and over sensitivity.
When teeth recede, pockets can form between the gum line and teeth, which allows for harmful bacteria and tartar to build up. When unchecked this buildup can result in tissue and bone deterioration, advanced periodontal disease, and in some cases, tooth loss.
Daily brushing and flossing is your front line of defense against gum disease and possible further complications. Your semi-annual dental checkup is essential because no matter how well you follow good in-home oral hygiene, gum problems can still go undetected without a professional exam.
Signs of Gum Problems
- Persistent bad breath
- Swelling or redness
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Pain when chewing
- Loose or sensitive teeth
- Longer appearing teeth
- Receding gums
If you notice any of these signs, don’t wait till your next checkup but rather call Weninger Dentistry as soon as possible. If gum disease is not addressed in its early stages, it can lead to painful infection and tooth loss.
Why Chao Pinhole® Gum Recession Treatment?
Traditional gum recession treatment requires soft tissue grafts or donor tissue in order to rebuild the gum line.
Traditional recession treatment involves cutting strips of tissue from the roof of the mouth, cutting and lifting the gum tissue and stitching the grafted tissue to the gums, and is painful and invasive.
Though traditional grafting treatments are usually effective, the Chao Pinhole® Gum Recession Treatment allows comparable results to be achieved with greater comfort.
This is a minimally invasive procedure that involves a scalpel-free and suture-free treatment. Grafts are not required because healthy gum tissue that is already present at the treatment site is repositioned with special instruments.
Using specially developed instruments, the gum tissue is loosened and guided over the receded part of the tooth. Because no incision or suturing is involved, patients can expect minimal pain, swelling, or bleeding. Most patients reported an almost instant cosmetic improvement.
The Chao Pinhole® Gum Recession Treatment requires minimal recovery time and is virtually pain free.
Benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique include:
- Faster recovery than traditional grafting
- Minimal discomfort after treatment
- No uncomfortable sutures
- No need for invasive surgical tools
- No need to take donor tissue