A Groundbreaking Remedy for Gum Recession
When your gums begin to recede, aesthetics can be the least of your concerns. Gum recession has consequences that reach down to the very roots of your teeth. While there are many causes of gum recession, from age to heredity to aggressive brushing, the end results of untreated gum recession are typically the same: sensitive teeth that eventually become unstable and fall out. Gums keep damaging bacteria away from your tooth roots. When that protective barrier falls, the bacteria can reach your tooth roots, causing them to decay, a condition that can eventually spread to the bone that’s supporting your teeth. With his certification in the revolutionary Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, performed in our South Miami, FL office, Dr. Ramirez can help you avoid developing these problems with your teeth, gums, and jawbone.
A Less Invasive Alternative to Gum Grafting
We can treat gum recession through a procedure called gum grafting, during which Dr. Ramirez takes a small piece of gum tissue from the roof of your mouth or a donor source and sutures it over the recessed gum area. While this procedure typically yields positive results, in some cases Dr. Ramirez may determine a less-invasive alternative treatment path. Grafting involves scalpels and sutures; in contrast, the Pinhole Surgical Technique only requires one small hole.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique Has You Covered
How does Dr. Ramirez reverse gum recession without grafts? With specialized dental instruments, he makes a tiny hole, or “pinhole,” in your gums and re position the tissue down over the exposed tooth roots, eliminating the recession. With this technique, he doesn’t need to remove any of your tissue, but simply moves the tissue you already have. A highly trained and credentialed periodontist, Dr. Ramirez specializes in gum treatments and is uniquely qualified to restore your gums and reinvigorate your smile. Request a consultation with him in our South Miami, FL office for more details on what the Pinhole Surgical Technique can do for you.