If you have receding gums, you know how unattractive they can be. At Chu & Yang Dental, our Tustin dentist, just one of whom is Dr. Josephine Yang, can fix your receding gums with an innovative Pinhole surgical technique.
The Pinhole surgical technique for fixing receding gums is commonly referred to as PST. It is a new periodontal treatment that is used to treat gum recession. When gums recede, it may appear as though the teeth are getting longer. But, what is actually happening is that the gums are moving back from the gum line. Gum recession can occur for different reasons. Sometimes it is the result of gum disease, such as gingivitis, periodontitis, or advanced periodontitis. Gum recession can also occur as part of the natural aging process. If you frequently brush your teeth with improper tooth brushing technique or with bristles that are too hard for your gums, gum recession can even be caused by this. This is just one reason why you want to make sure that you are brushing your teeth correctly. When a person has gum recession, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. This is not only unattractive, but it is unhealthy for the tooth root. This makes it more possible for tooth decay and other tooth problems to affect the teeth along the gum line, as well as beneath it. If you want to have healthy teeth, it is important that your gums are healthy, as well. So, for this reason, as well as for cosmetic dental reasons, you may want to come to our dental practice to have your gums fixed with this Pinhole surgical technique. It is a minimally invasive procedure for treating gum recession. And, possibly the best part of the treatment, which replaces the need for gum grafting, is that the patient does not need to have any incisions made in the gums by our Tustin dentist, nor receive any stitches.
For an appointment to see our Tustin dentist for the Pinhole surgical technique, contact us today.