Gum recession is a serious dental condition that results in losing the bone and gum tissue around the roots of teeth. It is caused by many factors, and once it occurs it may result in serious damage occurring to the root surfaces. Unless this condition is treated, further recession is likely, resulting in eventual tooth loss. Previously the only effective treatment for recession was painful and invasive surgical procedures. Healthy gum tissue is usually
transplanted (grafted) from the roof of the mouth (palate) and sutured in place over the exposed root surfaces. Although usually very effective this procedure is vary painful and requires weeks of recovery time.
There is a revolutionary new method of treating gum recession called the Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation technique. Invented by Dr. John Chao, it is a highly effective method for treating recession without the invasive and painful grafting procedures previously recommended. The treatment is performed through a small hole (pinhole) made in the gum. Special instruments are use to massage and move the gums over the exposed root surfaces. The gums are held in place naturally and there are no sutures (stitches) or scalpels used. The Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation procedure is essentially pain free. Recovery is fast, usually allowing you to be fully back with normal activities the very next day.
This revolutionary approach to treating gum recession is generally covered by dental insurance and is an effective method for stopping further recession and achieving healthy normal looking gums and teeth. Your appearance will be more natural and this technique can be highly effective at achieving a much younger and youthful appearance.
Dr. Stephen Schwarcz has been trained personally by Dr. John Chao in the use of this technique and is certified in the Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation procedure. You can find more information and links about this procedure on our website at www.sanpablodentalcare.com.
Dr. Schwarcz is available for no charge consultations to see if you are a candidate for this revolutionary and pain free technique for treating gum recession.