Pinhole Gum SurgeryAn Overview
If you suffer from gum recession, Dr. Robert Cain offers the minimally invasive Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST). Dr. Cain is one of the few dentists in the Maryville, TN area who is a certified provider of Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST), invented and patented by John Chao, DDS, MAGD.
The Pinhole® Surgical Technique makes it possible for Dr. Upadya to reshape your gum line without the use of a scalpel or sutures. This new method of treating receding gums makes it easier for a dentist to give you natural looking results in less time. Dr. Cain uses this non-invasive method to effectively treat receding gums with minimal discomfort and downtime at his Knoxville, NJ dentist office.
Treating Receding Gums
Gum recessions occurs when the fleshy tissue around your teeth begin to pull away, or recede. This will eventually expose the roots of the tooth. When this occurs, it could affect your overall and oral health. Gaps will begin to develop around the teeth and the gums allowing disease causing bacteria to build up. If left untreated, the teeth and the bone structure will suffer and possibly even lead to tooth loss.
Receding gums is caused by jaw clenching, teeth grinding, forceful brushing but the most common cause seen by dentists is gum disease. This disease is caused by plaque that builds up on the tooth surface when a person does not regularly care for their teeth and gums. Proper oral hygiene involves both brushing and flossing daily. If you notice that your gums are receding, it is important to seek treatment to prevent further damage to your gums, teeth and bone structure.