Gum recession isn’t anything to smile about. Not only can it be painful and affect the appearance of your teeth, but it can also be a warning sign of periodontal disease – which is linked to several life-threatening illnesses.
How does gum recession happen? Gum disease is the number one cause of recession. Other common causes include: overly aggressive brushing, genetics, hormone fluctuations, smoking, mouth piercings, the aging process, grinding and clenching teeth, and an uneven bite.
If it’s caught early and you have a mild case, the good news is there are steps you can take to reverse its effects. However, if the condition has progressed too far, you may need treatment from your caring team at Skyview Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.
As your Aurora dentist, your comfort and overall experience are extremely important to me. That’s why I utilize the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique to treat many of my patients who have gum recession. With traditional treatments, soft tissue grafts are used to restore the gumline. But with the minimally-invasive technique, we are able to avoid incisions and sutures – completely!
I’ve seen, first-hand, how patients experience …
- less overall discomfort
- quicker recovery time
- fantastic, natural-looking, time-tested results!
The creator of this treatment is Dr. John Chao, a research associate professor at the University at Buffalo and an adjunct assistant professor at Ostrow School of Dentistry USC. He is well-versed in the scientific investigation of gum disease and is participating in a study that compares his technique to traditional gum graft treatment, according to his bio.
If at any point you’re concerned about your gum health … We will assess your smile and let you know if you require treatment, and if the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique would be perfect for you. Call today!