Gum recession is a serious and common dental concern. In most cases, it is caused by the progression of gum disease either through tobacco use or poor oral hygiene, but there are alternative causes such as genetics, hormones, and harmful brushing habits. Unfortunately, even after gum disease is treated, gums will not grow back, which can leave them open to continuous infection and teeth looking long and unsightly. Many gum recession treatments are invasive and have long recovery times, which is why Dr. Lucio H. Kim offers gum rejuvenation through the Pinhole Surgical Technique.
Benefits of Gum Rejuvenation
- No grafting – One of the most common treatments of gum recession are gum grafts. They are done by taking a piece of gum tissue from another part of your mouth and then stitching it under a flap made of the receding gum line. The recovery time for this surgery can be lengthy.
- Less pain – Gum grafting can be extremely painful and take a long time to heal, with gum rejuvenation we don’t remove, cut, or stitch your gums, which causes a lot less pain for the patient after the procedure is over.
- Natural looking – Since the PST procedure only stretches existing gum tissue, it looks a lot more natural than adding layers of gum underneath the gum line. This procedure also has long-lasting results with good oral hygiene and regular dental visits.
Is Gum Rejuvenation Right for You?
Most people will qualify for this less intrusive gum recession treatment, but it does require the patient to 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 office to schedule your consultation today!