I am picky when it comes to ratings, and this was a true 5 star experience. The main reason for that was the way Dr. Camacho communicated with me. He spoke in a way that was clear, direct, slow, and digestible as to every step of the process, including the various options, what was being done, and the after-care. The other staff communicated very well too, including relaying everything they were doing to me during my gum surgery. The office was super professional and organized. I hope I don’t need more gum care, but if I do, I’ll be relieved I have a top notch place to go.
If one or more of your teeth appear longer than others, you may be experiencing gum recession. While the appearance of recession detracts from the aesthetics of your smile, it may also signal a more significant oral health concern. Gum recession leaves your teeth susceptible to developing plaque and cavities in the tooth’s root, a problem that a simple filling is unlikely to correct effectively. in come cases, Gum recession is also a sign that you are losing tooth-supporting bone beneath the surface.
While gum recession is visible, you could also be experiencing damage below the gum’s surface that you cannot see and it can affect your tooth’s health. Without intervention, it could get worse.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™ is a ‘breakthrough’ technique for gum recession treatment. It involves an incision-free procedure that involves making a very small hole and special instruments to loosen the gum tissue and move it over the areas with gum recession. Unlike gum grafting procedures, there is no cutting of the gum tissue involved.
Our specialists use soft tissue, or gum grafts, to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession. Grafts not only improve the beauty of your smile and protect roots, they can also lead to reduced sensitivity while slowing recession and bone loss.
Gum tissue grafts have been shown to not only provide for long-term tooth protection, but also to regenerate bone growth.
Exposed roots lead to pain and serious issues for the involved tooth. Full coverage with gum tissue prevents the opportunity for root exposure and future damage in the treated area.
Gum issues often have both health and aesthetic consequences. Gum tissue grafts create a healthy and protective gumline while also improving the overall appearance of teeth that may have appeared to be too long.
Gum recession is defined by bone loss in addition to gum loss. With enough recession, the tooth becomes unstable and may require removal. Gum grafting helps avoid this.