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When Brushing is More than Enough

We’ve been taught and told about it since childhood and constantly reminded of it well into adulthood, the importance of proper oral hygiene that mainly consists of regular tooth brushing along with flossing and mouthwash rinsing. But what will you do if tooth brushing is actually making your gums recede?

Aside from normal aging and gum disease, receding gums may also be brought about by improper, aggressive tooth brushing. Constant heavy-handed brushing can cause soft gum tissue to pull away from the tooth, creating gaps between the gum line and the teeth where bacteria can build up leading to damage in the surrounding area and eventually resulting in tooth loss.

While correcting the pressure of the toothbrush on our teeth while tooth brushing may prevent further pulling of the gums, how can the gum line be restored to its normal position without having to go through painful gum grafting? The answer is in the hands of Santa Cruz dentist Dr. Robert Matiasevich, Jr. who is among the few dentists worldwide trained and certified to conduct pinhole gum rejuvenation, a surgical technique developed by Dr. John Chao that treats receding gums without grafting, cuts and stitches.

Dr. Matiasevich will save you loads of time from the long hours from the common standard treatment of gum grafting and the longer, week-long periods of recuperation. Since pinhole surgery doesn’t come with open wounds and is therefore less traumatic, the actual procedure and recovery time are greatly minimized. Even the tiny pinholes made by inserting the special instruments designed by Dr. Chao become unnoticeable the following day.

Just as easily as the marks of the procedure vanish, on the extreme end, the results of pinhole gum rejuvenation can last for many years to come. So the short amount of time you invested in getting the procedure done reaps significant benefits with proper care and no over-brushing.

If you’ve been dismissing your receding gums, it’s now time to address the situation with pinhole gum rejuvenation. Contact Santa Cruz implant dentist Dr. Matiasevich’s clinic at 831-440-7577 and start investing in a younger-looking you.