If you start to notice your gum line recede, you can be dismayed at how your smile is affected. You can also begin to have issues with sensitivity, as the portions of your teeth exposed have less natural protection and are more vulnerable to discomfort. What you might not realize is that the matter may be a symptom of poor periodontal health. Even if this is not the reason for your recession, it can increase your risk for developing gingivitis. Our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice is prepared to help those who want to restore a receded gum line. Through the Pinhole Surgical Technique, we can perform a gum grafting procedure that is less invasive and requires less healing time!
Is A Receding Gum Line Always The Result Of An Infection?
While gum line recession can be linked to periodontal disease, this may not be the reason you are seeing your gum line recede. It can also be linked to a problem with aggressive brushing, teeth grinding, or hormonal changes. With that said, the problem can be a concern for your periodontal health because it makes it easier for bacteria to move beneath the gum line and create problems for you. In other words, it may not be a sign of gum disease, but it can still make an infection more likely in the future.
Arranging A Pinhole Gum Grafting Procedure
The Pinhole Surgical Technique relies on modern tools and less invasive treatment to make gum grafting easier for patients. After making a series of small, roughly pin-sized holes, your periodontal tissues can be carefully maneuvered back into better positions. By pursuing this process, we can make improvements that do not rely on surgical cuts or require sutures, making the period of recovery easier and shorter for you.
Adjust Your Approach To Daily Care To Protect Your Gums
While your oral hygiene routine is important for fighting gingivitis, aggressive brushing can make you vulnerable to issues with gum line recession. Be consistent about cleaning your teeth, but be careful about how much force you use when you do so. You should also be mindful that unresolved problems with teeth grinding can affect your gum line while also causing jaw pain and dental wear and tear.
Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist Can Address Your Receding Gum Line
Dr. Kania relies on the Pinhole Surgical Technique to help patients fix problems with gum line recession. By having this work done, you can lower your risk for periodontal problems, improve the quality of your smile, and address dental sensitivity! If you wish to find out more about this treatment, or other services that we provide, call Dr. Kania’s periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.