Gum recession is one of those conditions that is associated with getting older and people who have noticeable gum recession are said to be, ‘long in the tooth’. Age is not the only cause of gum recession, factors that can cause gum recession include; periodontal disease, genetic predisposition, aggressive tooth brushing and crooked teeth. Time tends to accentuate gum recession so that it becomes very noticeable and the roots of your teeth become exposed. Gum recession causes deterioration to your teeth as well as your smile.
Once the lower parts of your teeth are exposed they are more inclined to decay because there is no enamel to protect the roots and sadly teeth are likely to become loose and fall out easily. having healthy gums results in having a healthy mouth so you will need to make sure that your gums are in tip top condition before you embark on gum recession surgery. If you are a current smoker or still have periodontal disease you will not be able to have treatment straight away. This would be a good time to give up smoking and get all of your other dental issues solved.
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is very simple and will not leave you with unsightly stitches and a painful mouth at the end of your treatment. The Pinhole Surgical Technique does not rely on skin grafts and can be completed in one session. An incision is made into the patient’s gum using a needle then specially invented dental instruments are used to stretch the gum enabling it to expand and cover the exposed roots. There is no need to use a scalpel or any other blades because the principle behind the whole procedure is an adjustment of existing gum tissue.
One of the greatest benefits of The Pinhole Surgical Technique is that you can smile confidently straight away after treatment with very little evidence of the procedure to be seen. If you are interested in finding out more about the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique to solve your gum recession problem please click on this link where you will be able to watch a demonstration video about it.
If you think that the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique could be the answer to your gum recession problems, please feel free to make an appointment and we can discuss the best course of treatment.