Gum recession is a common and serious dental concern. In most cases, gum recession is caused by the progression of gum disease either through poor oral hygiene and or tobacco use, but there are alternate causes such as hormones, genetics, and improper brushing habits. Once your gums recede, they will not grow back, even after your gum disease is treated, which can leave them open to continuous infection and teeth looking unsightly and long. Many gum recession treatments are invasive, require multiple appointments, and have long recovery times, which is why Dr. Mariana Conant offers gum rejuvenation therapy through the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST).
Benefits Of Gum Rejuvenation Therapy
No Surgical Grafting – One of the most common treatments of gum
recession aregum grafts. They are done by harvesting a piece of gum tissue from your palate and then stitching it under a flap made of the receding gum line. The recovery from this procedure can be painful and lengthy.
Natural Looking Appearance – Since the Pinhole Surgical Technique only stretchesexisting gumtissue, it looks a lot more aesthetically pleasing than adding layers of gumunderneath thegum line. This procedure also has long lasting resultswithregular dental visits and good oral hygiene.
Minimal Discomfort – A gum grafting procedure can be extremely uncomfortable and takes a longtime to completely heal. Pinhole Surgical Technique does not require removal of gum tissue, or sutures. With this improved method of treating gum recession, you will have faster healing and little discomfort.
Is Gum Rejuvenation Therapy Right For You?
Most people who have recession will be a candidate for the Pinhole Surgical Technique. If you live in the Fairfield, CT area and would like to learn more about gum rejuvenation therapy and the Pinhole Surgical Technique, please contact our office to schedule your consultation today! Call us today at 203-692-4405.