Your gums do more than just make your smile look great, they keep your teeth anchored into your jaw bone so that your smile can thrive. When gum tissue starts to pull away from your teeth, it not only doesn’t look nice, it can cause loss of supportive bone structure, cause root sensitivity and expose roots to cavity-causing acids and bacteria. It may also leave periodontal “pockets” between the gums and teeth, making it hard to clean and allowing bacterial plaque to collect and harden.
What Causes Receding Gums?
- Periodontal disease
- Using tobacco (smoking, chewing)
- Changes in your hormones
- Your family tree/genetics
- Chronic poor dental care
- Brushing your teeth aggressively
All of these factors can make vital gum tissues pull away from the teeth, leaving a big part of their tooth structure and tooth roots exposed. If gum recession isn’t treated, you can end up with damaged tissues, bone and eventual tooth loss.
Chao Principle Technique®
Dr. Ryan Mendro and Dr. Lucia Roca Mendro have long been pleased with the results of using the Chao Pinhole® surgical technique to correct gum recession. Our Precision Periodontics & Dental Implants team offers several treatments for receding gums, including advanced treatments with the Chao Pinhole® technique. This technologically modern marvel allows us to cover and protect your exposed tooth roots with healthy gum tissues that fortify your tooth while improving the appearance of your smile.
This unique surgery is both scalpel-free and suture-free. Our periodontist creates a small hole in the gums using special instruments. These gently loosen your gum tissue so it can be repositioned back over the part of your tooth where the gum tissue has pulled away. One of the greatest benefits of this minimally invasive treatment means that there is minimal discomfort (both during and after the procedure is completed). Our patients also love how the Chao Pinhole® technique restores their facial appearance right away!
If you would like to learn more about treating your gum recession, please call our periodontal team in Orlando, Florida at 407-378-0877 today!