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Treating Gum Recession With A Tiny Pinhole

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Do your teeth look longer than they should? Do you see blood in the sink after you brush? Both are signs you can have a serious condition called gum disease. Call us today at 215-804-4777 to schedule an appointment for nonsurgical gum disease treatment. With just a tiny pinhole, Dr. Roeder can reverse gum recession and protect your teeth.

Do You Want To Keep All Your Teeth?

Gum recession is a bad thing. Here’s why:

– Gum recession exposes parts of your teeth that should remain covered by gum tissue.

Your teeth are strong and durable, but they’re not perfect. There are parts designed to never see the light of day. They’re covered by your gums. When your gums start to recede, such parts of your teeth are uncovered and unprotected. You can be at a higher risk of cavities and sensitivity.

– Gum recession can help your teeth become loose and even fall out.

Your teeth have roots extending into your upper and lower jawbones. This is what keeps your teeth from falling out. Your gums tissues help by surrounding the tooth and holding them in place. When your gums recede, you lost some of that stability. Your teeth can more easily get loose and even come out.

That’s why it’s important to call our Quakertown, PA dental office today. Gum recession is not something you should ever ignore.

Causes Of Gum Recession

The biggest cause of gum recession is gum disease. This is when harmful bacteria infect your gum tissues. These bacteria secrete an acid that irritates and damages gum tissues. When this happens, your gums start to pull away from your teeth.

However, gum disease is not the only cause. You could also suffer from gum recession due to:

  • Tobacco use (even smokeless)
  • Gum injuries
  • Ill-fitting dentures
  • Brushing or flossing very aggressively
  • Genetics

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique

What can be done about it? At some other dental offices, you might not have a lot of options besides oral surgery and a gum graft Thankfully, Dr. Roeder is trained in one of the latest dental techniques: the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

This revolutionary gum recession treatment works like this.

  • Dr. Roeder uses local anesthetic to numb the area.
  • He uses specialized tools and training to make a tiny pinhole in the receded gum tissue.
  • Your healthy gum tissue is slowly and carefully drawn through the pinhole.
  • This gum tissue is drawn over the parts of your teeth that should be covered.
  • Finally, you get collagen strips placed atop the gum tissue. This holds it in place.

Unlike gum grafts, there is no cutting and no stitches. Because there is no surgical cutting, your gums will heal quite quickly.

Call us TODAY at 215-804-4777 or use our convenient online form to schedule your appointment for gum recession treatment. Not every dentist in Pennsylvania knows how to perform the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. But here at Dream-Dentistry, Dr. Roeder is both trained and experienced.

Soon, your teeth can be protected, and your smile will look much better. You just need to call us first.