Has Gum Recession Changed Your Smile?
Are you living with sensitive teeth? Do your teeth seem to be growing longer? You may be experiencing receding gums. Other symptoms include tooth discoloration near the gums, dark spaces between teeth and loose teeth. Gum recession occurs when the tissue shrinks away from your teeth. The vulnerable root surface then becomes exposed, bringing a greater risk to your oral health. Gum disease, poor oral hygiene, aggressive homecare and teeth grinding all contribute to gum recession. As a periodontal specialty practice, we deliver the advanced care you need for a healthy, happy smile. Dr. Austin Wang offers the minimally invasive Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™) for gum recession.
How Does PST™ Differ From Traditional Gum Grafting?
The Pinhole Surgical Technique is a revolutionary procedure that has changed the way people receive gum recession treatment. Unlike traditional gum grafting, PST does not harvest or suture tissue samples to receded areas. The minimally invasive process involves the creation of a pinhole-sized opening in the gums near the receded tissue. Through this opening, Dr. Wang gently loosens and re-positions the gums to a healthy level on the tooth. Collagen is used to hold the tissue in place until healing and reattachment occur.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique differs from traditional gum grafting in a number of ways:
- No large incisions
- No sutures
- Multiple areas treated at once
- Faster healing response
- Less bleeding
- Minimal discomfort
- Near-immediate cosmetic results
Get the Gum Recession Care You Need for the Healthy Smile You Deserve
Gum recession is a significant oral health concern. Leaving the delicate root surfaces exposed only invites further problems like damage, root decay and even tooth loss. Even your self-confidence suffers when gum recession alters how you look. Treating your gum recession with the Pinhole Surgical Technique restores health and harmony to your life in many ways. Dr. Wang is specially trained to treat gum recession with PST™. Not many doctors are able to offer this minimally invasive option. Only a small percentage of have undergone the advanced training needed for PST™.