Soft Tissue Grafting
Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession.
Perhaps you wish to enhance your smile by covering one or more of these roots that make your teeth appear too long. Or, maybe you are not bothered by the appearance of these areas, but you cringe because the exposed roots are sensitive to hot or cold foods and liquids.
Periodontal procedures are available to stop further dental problems and gum recession, and/or to improve the esthetics of your gum line. We offer the most advanced soft tissue grafting techniques for safe and effective management of gum defects.
Your gums may have receded for a variety of reasons, including aggressive tooth brushing or periodontal disease. You may not be in control of what caused the recession, but prior to treatment our doctors will help you identify the factors contributing to the problem. Once these contributing factors are controlled, a soft tissue graft procedure will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Technique:
Many Patients who suffer from periodontal disease and gum recession would like to restore their gumline and protect the roots of their teeth, but do not want to go through the often painful and lengthy traditional gum grafting procedure.
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is the first minimally invasive procedure to treat gum recession effectively. This scalpel- and suture-free treatment uses healthy gum tissue already present at the treatment site, which is repositioned using instruments inserted through a very small opening in the gums. The procedure is virtually pain-free and requires minimal recovery time.
Pinhole vs. Traditional Grafting Procedures Video
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What are the benefits of this procedure?
A soft tissue graft can reduce further recession and bone loss. In some cases, it can cover exposed roots to protect them from decay; this may reduce tooth sensitivity and improve esthetics of your smile. A beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health – your keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.