Treating Gum Recession With The PST®

encinitas pst systemWhen you suffer from a more pronounced case of periodontal disease, this could cause the gums to recede from the teeth, changing the appearance of your smile and leading to issues with oral health. But our team can address this with a unique and comfortable treatment. In today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about the Pinhole Surgical Technique® and how this can help you enjoy a strong and healthy smile.

The Causes of Gum Recession

What causes our periodontal tissues to recede? When your periodontal disease reaches a more advanced stage, this could cause the recession to occur, which makes teeth appear long and uneven, altering the appearance of your smile further, along with the redness that accompanies the disease. However, this also exposes the root portions and increases the risk of tooth decay and infection, and leads to a worsening stage of the disease that could eventually lead to tooth loss. But with the Pinhole Surgical Technique, we have a way to treat recession and help make the disease more manageable.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique

The procedure is less involved than a traditional gum graft, but offers an improved appearance for the smile. We will administer a local anesthesia and issue sedation to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed, and we will employ dental lasers to modify the gum and bone structure as needed. Our team will also make a minuscule pinhole in the periodontal tissues, so we can administer a collagen material. We then manipulate the gums to cover the teeth and offer a more attractive appearance, and a reduced risk of poor health in the teeth and gums.

Protecting Your Newly Treated Smile

Following treatment, our team will provide preventive and holistic treatments to manage the disease and prevent further recession, and safeguard your smile against tooth loss too. For example, we can employ Ozone Therapy, Supportive Periodontal Maintenance, and regular cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buyup from the teeth, and protect the gums from further impact. If you have any questions about how our team will diagnose and treat issues with your gum health, or if you have recession that needs treatment with the Pinhole Surgical Technique, then contact our team today. You deserve a strong and healthy smile, and we want to help you with our periodontal treatment options.

Talk to Dr. Kania About Addressing Receding Gums

We want to help you enjoy better oral health and avoid the complications of periodontal disease, so you avoid these harmful symptoms. To learn more about how we can improve the health and beauty of your smile with our unique and advanced treatment options, or to schedule your appointment, give us a call at our office in Encinitas, CA today at 760-642-0711.