Gum recession can be difficult to deal with and even more difficult to treat. But if you are suffering from the effects of gum recession, you do not have to! With the Chao Pinhole® technique in Billings, Montana, our dentists can help you restore the health of your gums and smile. Read more below then contact Remington Family Dental at 406-655-4210 for your appointment with Dr. Remington Townsend, Dr. Jacob Condon and Dr. Kenton Smith.
Gum Recession and Gum Grafting
Gum recession may occur for a variety of reasons, including tobacco use, gum disease, genetic susceptibility and overbrushing. Whatever the reason, receding gums exposing more of the tooth structure and tooth roots and leaving them vulnerable to decay. Receding gums can also create pockets between the gumline and the teeth where bacteria can easily grow and lead to further damage to your smile, including tooth loss.
In the past, the only course of treatment for gum recession was a gum graft. This treatment would take gum tissue from a healthy part of the mouth, frequently the roof, and transplant it where the gums have receded. This treatment is painful for many patients and requires long periods of recovery. Many people simply choose to live with their oral pain rather than go through with a gum graft.
A New Treatment
Thankfully, our dentists and team can treat gum recession with the revolutionary (and comfortable!) Chao Pinhole technique. This periodontal technique is completely scalpel and suture free, and it works by creating a single small incision above the treatment area, which is the only incision for the entire treatment. Our dentists will use special instruments to loosen the gum tissue and gently slide it back over the exposed tooth structure, giving you back the ability to eat, speak and breathe with comfort.
Look at the Results!
If you are suffering from tooth sensitivity because of gum recession, contact us today and learn how the Chao Pinhole technique can bring you relief!