Receding gums is a serious condition that can cause the roots of your teeth to become exposed. Once this root becomes exposed, it will be difficult to eat or drink your favorite foods without having a lot of sensitivity. It will also make it much easier for bacteria tartar to grow in the mouth, which can potentially lead to tooth loss over time. While gum recession is primarily caused by poor dental hygiene, it can also be caused by teeth grinding, smoking, hormones or the natural aging process. Since nobody wants to deal with the problems caused by receding gums, it is best to get the issue fixed with the pinhole surgical technique at the office of Dr. Wendy Willoughby, DDS.
The pinhole surgical technique is a dental procedure designed specifically to fix receding gums. This is done by creating a small opening in the damaged gums before gently moving them to their correct location. The gums will be straightened at the crown of the tooth to ensure that the root does not become exposed. This revolutionary treatment was created less than 20 years ago, but it has already become the go-to technique for repairing receding gums.
If you are dealing with gum recession and no longer want to deal with your painful symptoms, then it is time to schedule a consultation to learn more about the pinhole surgical technique. You will be able to learn everything you need to know about the procedure during the consultation. Since this is a minimally-invasive procedure that does not require any sutures or surgical cuts, almost everyone suffering from receding gums will be a strong candidate.
The small openings made in your gums will naturally heal on their own after a short period of time. It usually takes approximately 24 hours for the pinholes to close. It is recommended to avoid brushing or flossing your teeth during this time. It is also a good idea to only consume soft foods while your gums are healing. If you maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine, then you should be able to enjoy living without receding gums for the rest of your life.