Receding gums – gums that expose too much of the tooth and tooth roots – are a widespread problem. The causes of receding gums are many – smoking, brushing too hard, gum disease, hormonal changes, genetics, and more – but the effect is the same. Your teeth may be exposed to disease-causing bacteria that can lead to infection and even tooth loss. You may be able to have your gum line put back where it belongs without painful gum surgery! The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique from Beaumont Family Dentistry in Lexington, KY can make it happen.
The Revolutionary Treatment For Receding Gums
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a quick, gentle, and far less painful option for restoring your gum line to protect your teeth and improve your smile. Traditional gum surgery typically involves incisions, tissue grafting, and relatively long healing times. The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique involves making tiny pinholes in your gums.
Your dentist uses a special tool, inserted through the pinholes, to gently loosen your gums and move them back into place. The procedure is so quick that multiple areas can be addressed in a single appointment. That’s why the procedure has earned the nickname of “the lunchtime gum lift.”
Since there are no incisions, discomfort is minimal; most people do just fine on over-the-counter pain relievers. Healing times are generally one to two days which helps make the Chao Pinhole ® Surgical Technique a very attractive option for people whose gums have receded.
What You Can Expect
When you schedule a consultation with one of the two dentists at Beaumont Family Dentistry in Lexington, KY, your dentist will perform a thorough examination. If gum disease is present, that may need to be treated and resolved before your gums are repositioned. Effective treatment for gum disease is available through our office, so you won’t need to run all over town or deal with several sets of staff people and billing practices.
If your dentist decides that the Chao Pinhole ® Surgical Technique is the right option for you, you’ll be scheduled for treatment. The areas to be worked on will be thoroughly numbed before anything else happens. Depending on the number of areas to be treated, your “lunchtime gum lift” may be completed in one session or two.
You’ll be given instructions on how to take care of any post-operative issues. Most people have very little discomfort and little or no bleeding after the procedure. We’ll be following up with you after each appointment to answer any questions or to help you address any issues.
Take Action Now To Preserve Your Teeth
It’s always better to keep your natural teeth rather than have to go through the expense and inconvenience of having them replaced. If you have receding gums, the sooner you take corrective action the better. Restoring your gum line to a healthy and attractive position now will pay dividends for you over the years.
Get started by scheduling a consultation with Beaumont Family Dentistry in Lexington, KY today. Call our office at 859-554-1772.