The gradual movement of your gum line can cause real concerns over both your appearance and oral health. Until you do something about this issue, it can make you unhappy with your smile, and it can cause difficulty when you are trying to manage gum disease. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we can offer positive results through gum grafting treatment. What can surprise you is how our approach actually makes the patient experience better by both removing the need for scalpel use and sutures. This is thanks to the Pinhole Surgical Technique, which we use to provide the right adjustments through more conservative care.
Treating Gum Line Recession Can Benefit Your Oral Health And Smile
Gum line recession is not always a result of periodontal disease. With that said, it can make you more likely to have problems with infections in the future. It also leaves you more vulnerable to issues with dental sensitivity, as this exposes portions of your teeth that are naturally more sensitive. These issues, along with the cosmetic flaws created by recessed tissues, can certainly motivate a person to look at their treatment options. When they do, they can learn that our practice can make their experience with care a better one, as our use of laser technology helps us provide a more conservative approach to gum grafting.
Planning Your Pinhole Gum Grafting Procedure
With the Pinhole Surgical Technique, we are able to make corrections to your gum line without the use of a scalpel, and without the need for sutures to assist with recovery. Instead, we rely on a series of pin-sized holes that we will use to manipulate periodontal tissues into position. The process is more conservative, minimizing tissue damage while also making your recovery shorter and easier. This and other services benefit from our use of periodontal lasers, which means we can provide positive experiences when we take on other concerns for you.
Keeping Up With Your Gum Health After Your Procedure
For people who have a history of trouble with periodontal disease, we may recommend that you start Supportive Periodontal Maintenance. An alternative to regular teeth cleanings that happen during dental exams, Supportive Periodontal Maintenance takes care to remove any bacteria that are present beneath your gums, which can control a serious infection and prevent complications from occurring.
Talk To Dr. Kania About Your Issues With Gum Line Recession!
Through an appointment with Dr. Kania, you can learn about your options for treating active problems with your gums, including issues with tissue recession. If you would like to find out more about pinhole gum grafting, or if there is any other matter that concerns your smile we can discuss with you, please call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.