If you have been suffering with gum disease, you may be experiencing gum recession. At Chu & Yang Dental, our periodontist in Orange CA, Dr. Paul Chu, can provide you with an innovative treatment for gum recession.
Sometimes it may appear as though the teeth in your mouth are actually growing longer. This is not occurring. However, what is happening is that your gums are receding, which is making it appear as though the teeth are lengthening, since more of the tooth is actually being exposed due to gum recession. This occurrence can expose the tooth root, and in doing so can leave your teeth more likely to develop dental problems. Gum recession is generally treated with gum grafting dental surgery. In order to avoid gum recession, you want to be sure that your teeth and gums remain healthy. However, if you are suffering with gum recession, our periodontist can provide you with an excellent and innovative Pinhole surgical technique, commonly referred to as PST. When a patient has gum recession, they have lost gum tissue along the gum line. Gum recession may not only occur due to periodontal disease, but due to the natural aging process. Sometimes people suffer gum recession simply by brushing their teeth using abrasive tooth brushing habits. As more of the tooth root is exposed, the tooth becomes more easily threatened by tooth decay and other dental problems. If our periodontist in Orange CA sees that you have experienced gum recession, he can correct this problem using a nonsurgical treatment for gum recession, PST. PST is a minimally invasive approach for treating gum recession. The good news is that this type of gum recession treatment is completely non-surgical. It does not require the use traditional gum grafting techniques, and does not call for any incisions of the use of sutures in your mouth.
For an appointment to meet with our periodontist in Orange CA for periodontal care using the innovative Pinhole technique, contact us today.