Treating Gum Recession Early Can Help You Protect Your Smile
You may already be self-conscious about your smile or have low self-confidence because of receding gums. Many patients don’t realize that gum recession can take its toll on your self-esteem but can also have a negative impact on your oral health. Treating gum recession early can help you protect your smile. Dr. Fred Eck offers two treatment options, gum grafting and the minimally-invasive Pinhole® Surgical Technique. As the gums start to wear down and the shape of your gum line changes.
Dr. Fred Eck offers two treatment options, gum grafting and the minimally-invasive Pinhole® Surgical Technique.
You may notice some of the following symptoms:
- Uneven gum line
- Sensitive teeth
- Teeth that look longer or larger
- Loose teeth
- Tooth loss
Importance of Treating Gum Recession
Treating gum recession as soon as you start noticing symptoms is essential for your oral health. Dr. Eck may recommend gum recession treatment as part of your treatment plan to prevent bone loss, tooth loss, and other oral health issues. Rebuilding your gums and restoring the gum line can provide both short-term and long-term benefits. Fortunately, you have several options to rebuild the lost gum tissue and restore your smile.
Gum Recession Treatment Options
Dr. Eck can rebuild and reshape your gum line after gum tissue loss without extensive surgery. He performs traditional gum grafting procedures as well as the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™) to treat gum recession. Both procedures involve manipulating the gum tissue and gum line using either the patient’s own gum tissue or grafting materials. PST™ is an innovative alternative to traditional surgery, a minimally-invasive procedure that involves moving existing gum tissue into the receded areas without any incisions or sutures.
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