Many people who experience receding gums are worried that gum recession surgery will be invasive or require cutting their gum tissues. Dr. Mark Leopold is proud to offer the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) in San Luis Obispo. This type of gum recession surgery requires no sutures and provides all the benefits of other surgical methods without the unpleasant side effects.
Only a few dentists in San Luis Obispo have the training to perform the pinhole surgical treatment to assist patients who are suffering from gum recession and related symptoms. With PST™, we can provide gum recession surgery that is both effective and much less invasive.
This advanced type of gum recession surgery can even be performed on several teeth within the same visit, making the most of your time.
For more information on PST™, contact SLO Smiles to schedule an appointment today.
Sometimes, patients who are having hormonal imbalances (such as during menopause or pregnancy), or those who have a predisposition toward gum recession, discover that their gums are receding. Receding gums will not grow back on their own and should be addressed as soon as possible. There are gum surgery methods like the popular Pinhole Surgical Technique™ that can treat this condition quickly with great success.
For more information on how Dr. Mark Leopold, Dr. Nicholas Murphy, Dr. Craig Main, Dr. Ian Leopold, and Dr. Sienella Thomaszadeh treat receding gums in San Luis Obispo, please contact us to schedule your appointment today. We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve.
Gum recession, also known as gingival recession, can be a side effect of progressing periodontal disease and other oral health issues. Many people with receding gums experience some degree of gum pain and tooth sensitivity. Once the gums have pulled back or are worn down, they do not grow back.
Dr. Mark Leopold may recommend a gum graft to treat gum recession and put an end to any gum pain or tooth sensitivity that you may be experiencing. Dr. Mark Leopold may employ one of several grafting techniques to ensure optimal results. Gum grafts may be performed by using tissue from a nearby site, grafting tissue from the roof of the mouth, or by using donor grafting material.
Receding gums may be causing gum pain and making you self-conscious about your smile. It is important to remember that gum recession is one of the common side effects of progressing periodontal disease. You can help prevent gum disease by using the proper tooth brushing technique and keeping up with a daily brushing and flossing regimen. If you have a misaligned bite, you may be at a higher risk of developing receding gums because of too much pressure on certain areas of the mouth. Since the gums do not grow back once they have receded, prevention and early treatment are vital to your oral health.
To learn more about the gum graft procedure or treatment options for gum pain, set up a consultation with Dr. Mark Leopold today.
Treatment of receding gums can also help avoid further complications from exposed root surfaces such as decay and loss of tooth structure.
To learn more about the number of ways that we can treat your receding gums, please contact us today. We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve.
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