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Non-Invasive Treatment for Receding Gums

Having a receded gum line and exposed teeth roots may be an unpleasant sight and an uncomfortable situation to be in when it makes you sensitive to hot and cold food and yet only a few take definite steps to address the problem. Some think having receding gums is simply hereditary and cannot be avoided, others think merely going easy on aggressive tooth brushing will reverse it, while the rest are plainly closed to the idea of undergoing painful gum surgery to correct the condition.

In a gum or soft tissue graft, the dentist cuts a flap of skin from the roof of the mouth (palate), takes tissue from under the flap and stitches it to the gum tissue surrounding the exposed root, or if the gum tissue around the affected tooth is sufficient, grafts gum from that area instead. When pockets have formed between the gums and the teeth, pocket depth reduction is done wherein the gum tissue is folded back to remove the bacteria from these pockets either to reduce their size or to fully eliminate them. If receding gums are left untreated and the apparent gum disease has been allowed to advance to the bone, regeneration of lost bone and tissue using a regenerative material such as a membrane, graft tissue or tissue-stimulating protein must be done to restore the bone and tissue in the affected area.

No wonder with all the incisions and stitches that need to be made, a few would dare brave the pain and bleeding from gum recession treatment. But thanks to the development of the pinhole gum rejuvenation technique practiced by Santa Cruz dentist Dr. Robert Matiasevich, Jr. in his clinic in California, you can now fight receding gums without the need for messy grafting, cutting and sutures.

Using a special dental instrument that will make a pinhole into your gums, the receding gums will be loosened and moved back down into their normal position to restore your gum line. What will keep them in place are the collagen strips that will also be inserted into the pinhole where they will fuse with new collagen that will be produced by the body.

Take advantage of this non-invasive gum treatment by calling 831-440-7577 for an appointment with Santa Cruz dentist Dr. Matiasevich, Jr., one of only a few distinguished professionals trained to perform this procedure.