For some people, the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth begins to wear down and pull back, exposing more of the tooth. This is not just unsightly; it can also open gaps where disease-causing bacteria can build up, causing gum disease to become even worse.
If left unchecked, receding gums can result in severe damage to the supporting tissue and bone structure. Receding gums can be the result of:
Heredity may play a huge factor in receding gums. In fact, as much as 30% of the population could be predisposed to gum disease, according to a study by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Other factors, such as crooked teeth, body piercings, and tobacco products, may also play a role in receding gums.
If you would like to prevent receding gums, you can:
If you stay on top of your oral care, you can keep your healthy smile.
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is an incision-free way to treat receding gums. By loosening the gums, the dentist can guide them back into place. If you’re self-conscious about the appearance of receding gums or you are concerned about the potential increased risk of infection, pinhole surgery may be the treatment option for you.
The dental professional starts by making a small hole in the gum tissue with a needle. They then use a small specialized patent instrument to loosen the gum tissue, allowing it to be guided over the tooth. The pinhole procedure requires absolutely no incision or suturing.
Altho Because of the quick, noninvasive procedure, patients are often astounded at how easy it is to treat their receding gums using the pinhole method. And sometimes immediately after the procedure.
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