Stop Gum Loss in Its Tracks

Your gums not only help to give you a great smile, they also help to prevent tooth loss. When your gums start to recede, you may notice that your smile is toothier, your teeth may feel loose, and you may experience an increase in dental problems. Receding gums is a condition that affects thousands of people in the United States each year. Although there are many reasons why this condition can occur, genetics, improper dental hygiene, smoking, hormones, and gum disease are the most likely culprits.

Gum Loss Is Not the End of the World

Gum recession is not something that should be ignored. It is a condition that occurs gradually, and, as a result many people are not aware that their gums are receding until their teeth start to appear longer. If left untreated, more gum loss will occur, and there is also a significantly increased risk of developing more severe dental problems, including tooth loss. The sooner it is diagnosed, the easier and less expensive it will be for you to treat it. If your gum recession is because of gum disease, it is necessary to treat the disease prior to receiving any gum restoration procedures.

Gum Restoration Options

We offer patients who are suffering from receding gums a new way to put an end to their gum loss. After we treat the underlying cause, we may determine you are a candidate for the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. This advanced treatment option allows Dr. Eastman to gently guide the gum tissue over the areas with recession, and improve the health of your smile. The procedure itself causes almost no bleeding, swelling or pain that is often associated with traditional gum grafting.

Additional benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique are:

  • No incisions, stitches, or sutures
  • Immediate cosmetic benefits
  • Faster recovery time

If you suspect that your gums are receding, or you notice that your teeth look longer, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Lindsay Eastman at 866-910-0629. Make an appointment for a consultation and learn how he can save your teeth and gums and restore your smile.

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