While poor periodontal health is not always the reason someone’s gum line starts to recede, it is often responsible. Even if your tissues moved because of aggressive brushing, teeth grinding, or another factor, you should be aware that this problem makes you more likely to have issues with gum disease in the future. At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we are ready to help patients who want to do something about this problem. We can actually make the restoration of your gum line easier by using laser technology to provide pinhole gum grafting, a service that removes the need for suturing while minimizing the overall changes in your periodontal tissues.
Has Poor Periodontal Health Affected The Way You Look?
There are several oral and even general health issues that can affect you if you have trouble with periodontal disease. One visible change that can make you unhappy is the movement of your gum line. Receding tissues will expose more of your teeth roots, making your smile look uneven and awkward. This change can also lead to more dental sensitivity, as it exposes portions of your tooth structure that are naturally less protected.
How We Approach Gum Grafting Treatment
At many other practices, you may be told of a gum grafting process that requires the cutting and suturing of tissues. When you meet with Dr. Kania to discuss this treatment, you can hear about an approach that is less invasive. We use the Pinhole Surgical Technique to carefully manipulate your tissues back into position. This procedure relies on lasers, making work on your soft tissues more precise. Laser tools also remove the need for suturing, cause less bleeding, and lead to shorter recovery times!
Other Services That Help Patients Manage Their Periodontal Health
If you are already struggling with the effects of periodontal disease, there are different services that we can recommend. These include work with laser tools to remove bacteria and diseased gums so that your body can recover from harm that has already occurred. We can also recommend services like ozone therapy to fight bacteria buildup, along with services like PRP therapy to encourage tissue growth and recovery.
Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Restoring Your Gum Line
By performing a pinhole gum grafting procedure, we can give you back your natural, attractive gum line while minimizing changes to your tooth structure. We can offer this and many other services to our patients who need to address problems brought on by poor periodontal health, and for those who want to avoid potentially serious issues with gum disease. If you have more questions about pinhole gum grafting, or if there are any other services that you wish to discuss, call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.