Gum recession is often considered a cosmetic problem. As the gums pull away from the teeth, the roots can become exposed. Roots are often a darker color than the surface of teeth, and this can create an unsightly smile. However, receding gums can also be a potentially serious dental problem. Roots are more vulnerable to decay and tend to be highly sensitive to temperature changes. Receding gums can occur as a result of normal age-related changes, but it can also occur as a result of gum disease or aggressive brushing habits. If you have a receding gum line, Dr. Rassouli, Huntington Beach gum surgery expert, may recommend pinhole surgery.
Pinhole surgery is a special technique that can eliminate the need for conventional gum surgery techniques, such as gum grafts. Dr. Rassouli, Huntington Beach gum surgeon, can use this scalpel-free, suture-free technique to adjust the height of the gum tissue and protect exposed roots. During the procedure, the gum tissue is numbed, and a small hole is made. The tissue is then loosened and expanded using specially designed instruments and is then gently guided over the exposed roots and secured into position.
Gum Surgery Huntington Beach
Patients can enjoy many benefits from this type of procedure, including:
• No need for invasive procedures or uncomfortable sutures
• No need for donor tissue
• Less bleeding
• Less post-procedure pain and discomfort
• Faster recovery than with traditional grafting procedures
• Less swelling
• Immediate cosmetic improvement
• Long-lasting results
Dr. Rassouli expert in gum surgery in Huntington Beach, might recommend this technique if you have receding gums due to gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis, aging, or aggressive brushing. Once the root of the tooth has been exposed, you are more likely to develop root decay and other serious dental problems. You need healthy gums for a healthy smile, so we take receding gums very seriously.
After your procedure, we will explain how to take care of your gums as they heal. You will need to be cautious while brushing and flossing so that you do not disrupt the healing tissues, and avoid smoking or performing any activity that could interfere with your healing. Call us today to find out more or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Rassouli, gum surgeon in Huntington Beach.