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Get Rid of Receding Gums With the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique

Living with the aftermath of gum disease can be a life changing experience, to say the least. Due to cosmetic issues regarding your teeth and gums, you may have lost your joy and confidence in smiling. Although gum disease is a dental condition that affects millions of Americans, you do not have to let it ruin your life.

Gum Recession and Periodontal Disease

Gum recession is one of the first symptoms of periodontal disease. As the plaque and bacteria in your mouth start to destroy healthy gum and the tissue, you may notice that your teeth appear longer. Untreated, gum disease can cause your gums to recede until your teeth start to become loose and eventually fall out. To prevent tooth loss, people who suffer from gum disease should see a dentist in New London, CT, that offers treatment for gum disease and recession.

Treatment for Periodontal Disease and Gum Recession

While gum disease itself is not curable, it can be managed to prevent further progression. With regular dental visits, cleanings, and therapies, it is possible to restore the appearance of a natural and healthy smile.
Gum recession treatment options include:

    • – Pocket Depth Reduction is usually the first line of treatment that is recommended for patients that experience gum recession, due to periodontal disease. During the procedure, gum flaps are folded to allow for the removal of bacteria, decay, and unhealthy tissue. After the flaps are cleaned, they are stitched back into their proper place.
  • – Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique(PST) is a revolutionary gum recession treatment that is less invasive than traditional treatment options. It takes approximately one to two hours to perform. During the procedure, a pinhole size incision is made, to allow Dr. Gregory A. Toback to loosen and place healthy gum tissue over any exposed teeth roots, providing an instant cosmetic lift.

If you suffer from gum disease or notice that your gums are receding, do not hesitate to get your condition treated right away. The earlier you seek treatment, the less damage you risk to your oral health, and the more treatment options you have available. Contact our dental office at (860) 333-1531 to make an appointment with Dr. Toback, DMD, MS as soon as possible.