Gum recession is a serious and common dental concern.
In most cases, it is caused by gum disease progression either through tobacco use or poor oral hygiene. Alternative causes include genetics, hormones, and harmful brushing habits. Unfortunately, even after gum disease is treated, gums will not grow back, leaving them open to continuous infection and long-looking teeth.
Many gum recession treatments are invasive and have long recovery times, which is why Dr. Lucio H. Kim offers gum rejuvenation with our Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST).
Benefits of Gum Rejuvenation
No grafting—One of the most common treatments of gum recession is gum grafts. Dr. Kim performs these by taking a piece of gum tissue from another part of your mouth and stitching it under the receding gum line. The recovery time for this surgery can be lengthy. Gum grafting can be extremely painful and may be a lengthy heal.
Less pain—Through gum rejuvenation, we don’t remove, cut, or stitch your gums, causing far less pain for patients after the procedure. Healing time is also much faster.
Natural-looking—Since the PST procedure only works with existing gum tissue, it looks more natural than adding layers of gum underneath the gum line. This procedure also has long-lasting results as long as you maintain good oral hygiene along with regular dental visits.
Is Gum Rejuvenation Right for You?
Most people qualify for this less invasive gum recession treatment, but it does require that patients have a certain amount of gum tissue present to be successful.
If you live in the Glendale, CA area and would like to learn more about gum rejuvenation and the PST procedure, please contact our dental office to schedule your consultation today!