Receding gums have a noticeable impact on the appearance and health of your smile. When your gums have pulled away from your teeth, it can expose the roots. This can hurt your confidence in your smile, too. You can change that with our Edgewood gum recession treatment.Doctor Kevin McMahon on using the Pinhole Surgical Technique to help with gum recession Read Transcript
At Edgewood Dental Care, we also do a procedure for recession of someone's gum and slightly ... We see it longer in the tooth so to speak, called Pinhole Surgical Technique, which is a technique of bringing that gum back to where it once was, again, without a scalpel and without a stitch. It's a little hole that goes above the gum, and you utilize your own tissue to bring the gum back down in combination with collagen to help the gum regrow back on the roots. That's been something that's worked very well for people.
At Edgewood Dental Care, this procedure:
- Restores gumlines to their proper place for a more attractive smile
- Covers roots to protect them from cavity-causing bacteria
- Stops pain and tooth sensitivity
Instead of having a complicated surgery, repair your gums with a minimally invasive option. Call 859-474-7830 to make an appointment at our office. Find out how this treatment can bring back your smile. We’re open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. four days a week, and we offer Friday and Saturday hours as well.
Keep Your Gum Treatment Simple
Once upon a time, you had two options. Live with receded gums (not a good choice) or get a gum graft (better, but not ideal). A gum graft essentially is a gum tissue transplant. Without going into all the details, it requires opening your gums. Then transplanted tissue can be added where it’s needed. Your gums are closed with stitches. As you heal, the existing tissue and the new tissue will hopefully grow together.Doctor Daryl Peak on gum recession Read Transcript
If you have some gum recession that's causing concern for you, that’s something we would be able to treat at the office and help you with.
If at all possible, gingival grafting is the nicest solution, and there's a few different techniques that can be done to accomplish gingival grafting. Without gingival grafting, and there's recession, you can do composite restorations that can hide the shade of the root that's exposed and potentially help with sensitivity, if that's a problem.
More porcelain can be utilized as well depending on the individual patient, the individual tooth or teeth that we're talking about.
As an alternative, we can fix your gums with the Chao Pinhole® technique. Here are a few things you should know about this revolutionary method:
- Your treatment will be less invasive but just as effective. Using just a small opening, we can loosen the tissue so it can be repositioned gently. By doing this, we restore your gumline to its original location, where it covers and protects the roots of your teeth.
- You’ll be able to see the difference that same day.
- Your recovery will be easier because the opening is so small.
- You can stay comfortable during your treatment with three kinds of dental sedation. You won’t feel anything while the pinhole procedure is underway.
Because the pinhole technique can be performed only by someone who has trained with the method’s creator, just a few dentists in Kentucky offer it. Fortunately for our patients, Dr. Kevin McMahon can provide this cutting-edge treatment right here.
Restore Your Oral Health
To have a healthy mouth, you need healthy gums. Receding gums put you at a greater risk of other issues, including tooth infections. Gum recession can be the result of one or more factors, including gum disease, your genes, hormone changes, poor oral hygiene, and brushing your teeth too hard.
You owe it to yourself to get your smile back in shape. You might be surprised how much we can do with a pinhole at Edgewood Dental Care. To experience the benefits of gum recession treatment in Edgewood, KY, you need to call 859-474-7830 for an appointment.