A great smile is made up of many features including a
healthy gum line. Not everyone enjoys optimum gum health so a little help from a professionally trained periodontist in Larkspur, CA
like Dr. Brand Ahn
is necessary. People with a receding gum line can
experience many symptoms in addition to feeling self-conscious about the
appearance of their smile. For instance, gum
recession is often associated with tooth sensitivity. As the gum tissue
pulls back from the tooth enamel, the sensitive dentin layer is exposed; this
substance can be easily irritated by heat and cold. A receding gum line can be
successfully treated. Here at Marin Periodontics we offer a variety of
treatment solutions for this painful condition.
Grafting new tissue onto the gum line is a traditional way
of treating gum recession. This is
an ideal solution for many patients and it is a highly dependable approach to treating gum recession. Gum grafting restores tissue and protects teeth while also enhancing the
appearance of your smile.
Dr. Ahn uses this innovative, minimally invasive technique to restore receding gum
The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST)
has many important advantages:
The gum line is restored without incision or
Multiple teeth can be treated at once
Only minimal pain and discomfort is associated
with this technique
Patients recover faster and can return to their
Why Do Gums Recede?
Gum tissue might recede from tooth enamel for several
reasons. Patients experiencing periodontal disease are likely to have some
degree of gum recession occurring.
Aggressive brushing can also cause trauma to the gum tissue, causing it to
recede. Tobacco use is another cause of receding gum tissue, as is bruxism
Contact Marin Periodontics if you would like to learn more about improving the
appearance of your gum line, call Dr. Ahn today.
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