Is a receding gum line keeping you from a confident smile? Gum recession occurs when the gums shrink away from a tooth, exposing the root surface beneath to the oral environment. Approximately 50 percent of adults age 18-64 have one or more areas of gum recession*, making the condition one of the more common among patients today. Many, however, forgo treatment out of fear of invasive grafting procedures. We can correct recession with a minimally-invasive procedure called the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™).
Dr. David Campbell performs the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in our office. PST is considered the most innovative, minimally invasive gum recession care available today. PST is a revolutionary, modern alternative to traditional gum grafting techniques that gently repositions the gum line to a healthier position on the teeth. PST differs from gum grafting in a number of ways, such as:
Receded gum tissues will not grow back, or return to a healthy position, on their own. Once we determine and address the root cause of your receding gum line, treating the condition is very important for your oral health, and for restoring the appearance of your smile.
Apart from the cosmetic blemishes gum recession causes, exposure of the delicate root surfaces places these areas at serious risk for problems like: