Receding gums are usually one of the first signs of periodontal disease and getting it treated early on before it worsens into tooth loss is quite crucial. But most patients with periodontal disease often tolerate their receding gums and the “old look” that it comes with it. It’s usually because the treatment might involve gum grafts, which involves a painful re-sectioning of the gum tissue.
But as anyone who believes in the saying “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure” would say, better to deal with receding gums rather than eventually losing your teeth to gum disease. Good thing there’s now a less invasive, less painful treatment for receding gums, thanks to the pinhole surgical technique developed by dentist Dr. John Chao, whereby there’s no need for gum grafting, cutting and stitches.
Pinhole gum rejuvenation makes us of a special instrument that is inserted into receding gums to move them back down into position, eliminating the bleeding, pain and long recovery time associated with conventional treatment methods. Since the pinhole surgical technique only takes a few minutes per tooth, the dentist can treat multiple teeth in one visit.
Santa Cruz dentist Dr. Robert Matiasevich, Jr. is one of the distinguished few who have trained under Dr. Chao and have been certified to perform pinhole gum rejuvenation. Dr. Matiasevich can restore your gum line and give you back your healthy-looking gums utilizing this patient-friendly technique.
He will do this by first numbing the gum area with some local anesthetic, before making a tiny entry point for the dental device that will loosen the receding gums and bring them to their normal position. What keeps the gums in the corrected position are collagen strips placed inside the gums through the same entry point that will fuse with new collagen produced by the body.
With this new, improved treatment for receding gums, people will be literally queuing up to Santa Cruz implant dentist Dr. Matiasevich’s clinic. Be among the first to take advantage of his special training and expertise by calling 831-440-7577 for an appointment.