So, for gingival grafting, the traditional surgery for that has, in the past, is very uncomfortable. They actually will take a piece of a tissue out of the roof of your mouth and transplant it over the root where the recession is, and there's a lot of sutures, there's a lot of cutting of the gum, and postoperatively a lot of pain. Patients who've had that don't always want to go back. Unfortunately, you can only treat one to two teeth at a time in most cases. For patients who have recession in a lot of areas, they have to go for several surgeries. A new technique, or it's been around actually for 10 years, but it's more well-known at this point, is called pinhole surgical technique, and we're able to do the same result with only one access point. There's no sutures, there's no cutting, and you're lowering the gum down, and you can treat an entire arch or an entire mouth in one visit. There's really minimal postoperative discomfort, so it's a really great way to treat it.
Have your gums pulled back from your teeth, making you self-conscious or even causing you pain? If you think you could benefit from gum recession treatment in Houston, we can handle your procedure in-house. Dr. Juarez is specially trained to repair your gums using either the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique or a gum grafting procedure. Our treatment can help you:
- Feel confident that your teeth and gums look attractive
- Avoid bigger oral health problems, including disease and tooth loss
- Look younger and more attractive
- Enjoy your mealtimes more
Call us today to get help for your gums: 832-463-1021.
We Offer Two Gum Recession Treatment Options
If your gums have receded, we have two oral surgery methods to restore your confidence and your oral health. The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is an innovative gum recession treatment. We will create a tiny pinhole in your gums, gently loosen your gums above the affected area, and carefully guide your gums back to their proper position. In many cases, patients heal overnight!
Gum grafting is our other option. In this tried-and-true method of restoring your gumline, we will place a small piece of tissue where your gums have receded. After a brief healing period, your whole smile, including your gums, will look great!
To ensure optimum comfort, we will use an anesthetic to numb your mouth before we begin your gum recession therapy. To help relieve any dental anxiety you might feel, we also offer:
- Three forms of dental sedation
- Headphones playing relaxing music
- Personal movie glasses with Netflix
A Gum Recession Treatment Can Reverse Dental Damage
If your gums have receded because of gum disease, we will help restore their health by providing a gum disease treatment first. Here are some other common causes of gum recession:
- Tobacco use
- Certain illnesses
- Bruxism (grinding/clenching your teeth)
- Poor occlusion (a bad bite)
- Toothbrush abrasion
No matter the cause, your trusted dentist at Houston Uptown Dentists can help! Get your healthy gumline back by calling us at 832-463-1021 today to schedule your Houston gum recession treatment.