Saving Your Smile With The PST™ Method

encinitas pst treatmentWhen you suffer from untreated periodontal disease, this could mean gum tissues eventually pulling at form your teeth. In addition to changes to smile beauty, this could also leave you vulnerable to major complications. To bring relief and transform your smile, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist could offer the PST™ Method.

The Causes and Dangers of Receding Gums

When you have periodontal disease, this could cause the gums to pull away from the teeth and form pockets at the gum line. The lower portion of the teeth are not exposed to bacteria, which can leave them vulnerable to tooth decay and dental infection. Your periodontal disease will grow more severe too, reaching the periodontitis stage that causes adult tooth loss. Which means when you begin to notice your gums receding, or even when you notice the initial signs of redness, soreness, or bleeding in the tissues, you need to let us know right away. Treatment can help halt the progression of the disease and make it manageable with a preventive approach.

The PST™ Technique

Instead of a traditional gum grafting procedure, our team can administer the Pinhole® Surgical Technique, which provides treatment for receding gums without the need or scalpels and sutures. The procedure instead involves the creation of a minuscule hole in the tissues, through which our team can use specialized equipment and a unique collagen material to cover the exposed portions of tooth structure, and also help encourage the reattachment of healthy tissues of the teeth once again.

Benefits of Our Patients

The procedure offers a number of benefits. First, it corrects receding gums to prevent worsening pain, and prevent the risk of decay, infection, and even tooth loss. We don’t need to make cuts in the gums, so the area heals quickly and there is no damage to healthy tissues. There are no sutures afterward, and the area heals quickly. People often return to normal activities after a day of rest. The cosmetic and health benefits are immediate, and this preserves your natural periodontal tissues. You enjoy a whole and healthy smile once again! If you have any questions about how our team can treat this concern and manage the disease moving forward, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy optimal oral health and a beautiful smile, one you can’t wait to show to the world.

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Treating Receding Tissues

Preventing periodontitis and saving your teeth is possible with our surgical treatment options. If you would like to find out more about addressing recession, then call Dr. Kania’s office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711. Healthy tissues help frame your smile, so you can enjoy a full smile and one that looks great too!