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.
Pinhole Surgical Technique
Dr. Ahn uses this innovative, minimally invasive technique to restore receding gum tissue.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) has many important advantages:
· The gum line is restored without incision or sutures
· 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 usual routine
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 (teeth grinding).
Contact Marin Periodontics if you would like to learn more about improving the appearance of your gum line, call Dr. Ahn today.