Fix Receding Gums Without Invasive Surgery

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015, 9:42 pm

Many things recede as we age. This list includes our hairlines, our memories and, our gums. Receding gums lead to that “long in the tooth” look and are caused by many reasons. Here at Wilbanks Smile Center we have a way to repair receding gums without resorting to invasive surgery using the Pinhole Surgical Technique.

Loss of gum tissue around the tooth can be caused by the following:

  • Gum disease
  • Genetics
  • Aggressive toothbrushing
  • Hormonal changes due to menopause or pregnancy
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Grinding or clenching teeth (bruxism)

When gum tissue around the base of the tooth is lost it is easier for bacteria to build up and cause even more damage. Over time, the underlying tissue and bone structure can be damaged which will result in loss of teeth.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) is an innovative  treatment option for restoring the gum line for a more attractive, healthier smile. To begin the procedure, Dr. Wilbanks will create a small opening in the gum tissue near the area of recession. He then introduces specialized instruments that are designed to gently move the gum tissue as needed to cover exposed root surfaces. Collagen is applied to hold the tissues in place while healing occurs. The results are instant and healing and recovery time is minimal. This is in contrast to older style gum surgery to repair receding gums.

Find out more about the Pinhole Surgical Technique at Wilbanks Smile Center in Toccoa, GA today by contacting us at 706-391-8777 to schedule your next visit.

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