When gum disease sets in, time is of the essence! Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can rapidly spread throughout the mouth. Since it restricts blood flow to the gums, it can endanger all your teeth in a very short time.
The trouble doesn’t end there. Periodontal disease isn’t the only thing that can cause pervasive damage to your teeth. Sometimes, gums can recede of their own accord. Some recession of the gums is natural, occurring with age. However, dangerous recession of the gums can arise for many reasons, including genetics and improper tooth brushing. This leaves the delicate root system of your teeth vulnerable.
Receding gums can have serious consequences:
- Loosening of teeth, even if they don’t have any cavities or other surface issues
- Greater sensitivity to heat, cold, and harder foods that can cause tooth damage
- Pain along the gum line that can extend into the jaw as roots become vulnerable
- Overall lower blood supply to the tooth root, pulp, and dentin, causing tooth loss
Fortunately, it’s easy to tell if you have receding gums. Dr. Dale Brant of Ingenious Dentistry says, “Normally, by looking in the mirror a patient can tell if they have significant gum recession.”
If this problem exists for you, the question becomes: what can I do about it?
Traditional Receding Gum Treatments Leave Much to Be Desired
Dentists have been helping patients with gum concerns for many years. In the ordinary course of many gum problems, inflammation from bacteria destroys gum tissue, leaving areas where tissue is thin or may have painful gaps, which can encourage further infection.
In traditional treatments, dentists would add donor gum tissue from elsewhere in the mouth using surgical methods and sutures.
Not only is this uncomfortable, but it also means unpleasant sutures in your mouth. These treatments take a relatively long time to perform and, if done incorrectly, they can have devastating consequences. That might even cost you your healthy teeth!
Enter the Dr. Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique offered by Ingenious Dentistry.
The Dr. Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is a Fast, Suture-Free Gum Care Solution
Dentistry has been evolving fast, adopting tools, techniques, and procedures that maximize patient comfort. The Dr. Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, performed by Dr. Brant at Ingenious Dentistry in Houston, is the modern way to counteract receding gums.
Dr. Brant explains, “Basically, it is plastic surgery. We gently lift the tissue from the underlying bone and place it over the exposed root surface. Collagen is used to keep the gum tissue in place instead of sutures. There is no cutting of the tissue and relatively little or no discomfort.”
For patients of all ages with receding gums, no other gum recession treatment is as fast and easy as the pinhole technique. The advantages of the technique are second to none:
- It is minimally invasive, requiring no sutures and causing no pain, bleeding, or swelling
- Patients enjoy cosmetic benefits right away and heal quickly since no incisions are used
- The effects of receding gums are arrested instantly through redistribution of gum tissue
- You can immediately restore your healthy smile and the confidence that comes with it
Worried About Gum Health? The Dr. Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique May Be Right for You
The Dr. Chao Technique was introduced to the world of dentistry in October, 2012, when Dr. Chao’s research was published. Since then, top-quality dental practices around the United States, such as Ingenious Dentistry, have embraced the procedure as a new way to encourage optimal gum health.
If you have gum worries, we encourage you to set up a consultation to find out if the procedure is right for you.
Dr. Brant says, “At Ingenious Dentistry, we have successfully treated dozens of patients with the Dr. Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique for gum recession and we recommend it to our patients with receding gums.”
To schedule your free consultation, contact Ingenious Dentistry today.