Gum recession occurs when a person loses some of the gum tissue along the gum line. Periodontal disease, bite issues, aging, and improper brushing can all contribute to gum recession. Use this guide to learn more about how to spot it and how to treat it:
If you notice that your teeth are more exposed than they once were, your gums might be receding. When this happens, your tooth and the root might become exposed, which puts you at a greater risk for developing more bacteria, leading to other problems in the mouth. Schedule an appointment with your Denver dentist as soon as you notice a change in your gums so you can start to get the necessary treatment.
Pinhole Surgical Technique
Dr. Whatcott chooses the pinhole surgical technique as a method of treating gum recession because it is effective and minimally invasive. It does not require any incisions or sutures. The dentist takes a needle to create a tiny hole in the gum tissue. He or she can then insert the necessary tools through this hole to loosen the gum tissue to shift it back down over the exposed teeth. This treatment method creates less pain and discomfort after the procedure than other options and it provides great looking results.
If your gums are receding, it is important to get treatment as soon as possible. When your gums recede too much, they could start to damage the bone and the gum tissue that supports your teeth.