Your Brentwood dentist has a comfortable solution for gum recession
Gum tissue is an important component to a healthy, attractive smile. It not only supports our teeth in the upright position, but also is intended to protect teeth roots from sensitivity and periodontal disease. Maintaining gum health is vital and can be done with excellent hygiene and regular dental care from your Brentwood
family dentist. Without adequate care, gum recession
becomes a possibility.
Gum recession may occur as a result of periodontal disease or even from aggressiveness in tooth brushing. In order to prevent unpleasant conditions, it is important to address receding gums with proper treatment. Without it, one may experience:
- Cosmetic repercussions that affect the smile aesthetic.
- Sensitivity to warm and cold.
- Buildup of plaque around the base of a tooth.
- Increased risk of tooth decay.
In the typical approach, gum recession that is impacting the look or health of the smile is treated with soft tissue grafting. The soft tissue grafting procedure replaces damaged gum tissue with healthy donor cells. These cells are taken from the roof of the mouth, an area that we do not often pay much attention to unless discomfort occurs. After soft tissue grafting, this may be exactly the case. In some instances, the area from which donor tissue is removed is stitched, but this is not always the norm. Before donor tissue is placed, damaged gum tissue is cut away, as well. Whether the pallet is stitched or not, tenderness is a side effect of the procedure.
Why choose gum recession treatment at Brentwood Family Dental
Dr. Jamil Alkhoury is dedicated to using techniques that improve the overall experience and outcome of dental treatment. When addressing the problem of extensive gum recession, he uses the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ to achieve the most predictable result.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ has been developed with the goal of adjusting existing gum tissue rather than taking healthy skin from another part of the mouth. The procedure is completed with the use of specialized instruments and specific technique. After local anesthetic has been applied and the area is thoroughly numbed, tiny instruments make a hole in the area of receded gums. Through this hole, tissue is gently loosened from the root and tooth structure, allowing us to lift it upwards to cover exposed root surface. Using this technique, we do not have to cut away any tissue, nor is there exposed tissue from grafting. All that is done is the lifting of tissue already present in the area.
There are several benefits to this innovative treatment, including accelerated healing and a beautiful smile. Your smile is in good hands at Brentwood Family Dental. Call 925-344-5296 today.
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