Gum Recession Treatment in Edmond
New Hope for Gum Recession Sufferers
Gum recession prematurely ages your smile. It also exposes your vulnerable tooth roots to decay, can cause sensitivity to hot, cold or even sweet foods, and, in severe cases, can lead to tooth loss.
While many people think that nothing can be done about gums that have already receded, this is not the case. As a board-certified periodontist, Dr. Koticha is an expert at handling the gums and tissue surrounding your teeth. He treats gum recession effectively and permanently, restoring root coverage and enhancing your smile.
Using minimally invasive gum recession procedures, Dr. Koticha offers solutions that restore healthy root coverage and a youthful look.
Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique: Fast, Effective and Minimally-Invasive Gum Recession Treatment
The revolutionary Pinhole Surgical Technique™ (PST) is a minimally invasive procedure Dr. Koticha uses to treat receding gums. This is an alternative to traditional gum grafting surgery that relies on cutting and suturing. With PST, Dr. Koticha can repair your gums in a short visit with minimal discomfort, fast recovery and immediate results.
Although you have the option to treat one area of your mouth at a time, it is generally easy enough for you to restore all affected areas of recessed gum tissue in just one visit with this technique.
There is no cutting or suturing involved with PST. Dr. Koticha makes a tiny, pinhole-sized opening in your gum tissue and uses a specialized micro instrument to move and adjust your gum tissue to cover the affected area. He then puts collagen strips in place under the moved gum tissue to hold it in place and boost its density.
The treatment is performed with a local anesthetic, and the average amount of time the entire treatment lasts is from one to two hours. Typically, the only post-treatment medication you will need is perhaps a couple of Tylenol® to ease any minor discomfort.
The treatment has been shown to yield long-term success with uniformly excellent and predictable, stable results.
What Causes Receding Gums?
A variety of factors can cause gum recession, including the following:
- Teeth grinding
- Overly aggressive brushing or flossing
- Severe gum disease
- Teeth that are out of alignment
- Trauma to the teeth
- Genetic factors
Benefits of Gum Recession Treatment
In addition to improved aesthetics, having gums that properly cover the roots of your teeth is very important for your dental health. The roots of your teeth are softer and more sensitive to damage and decay than your harder, more durable tooth enamel. Proper root coverage not only protects your roots but provides needed structural support for your teeth as well.