For years, the traditional course of treatment to combat the effects of gum recession in Burford, GA has been gum grafting, This involved taking tissue from a healthier part of your mouth (in most cases, the roof of the mouth) or donor tissue and using that to extend the gumline down to cover the exposed root structures of your teeth. While this method has proven to be effective at reversing gum recession, it can be a somewhat invasive and complex procedure.

Gum recession can be caused by a number of factors, including periodontal disease, aggressive tooth brushing or genetics. Whatever the cause, it is important to get treatment. Some signs you may have receding gums are:

  • Sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks
  • A tooth or teeth that appear longer than others
  • Notches or dents on your tooth near the gumline

Treatment Options

Dr. Moore offers traditional treatment options, as well as a gum grafting alternative in Buford, GA (http://www.smilemooredentistry.com/gum-recession/pinhole-surgical-technique.aspx). The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) avoids the need for grafts, surgical incisions, and sutures, all of which are required for gum grafting. Instead, a small hole is made with a needle in the affected area. Special surgical tools are then advanced through that hole, where they help to loosen the existing gum tissue in order to lower the gumline naturally. Not only do you not have to worry about grafting tissue from another source, but you also are able to enjoy the same results with a faster, relatively pain-free recovery.

We here at Dr. Moore’s office want to offer you the very best care when it comes to fighting back against gum recession. Every case that we handle is very different, and thus not every patient fits into a “cookie-cutter” treatment model. Thus, we strive to offer you alternatives to traditional gum grafting surgery so that you can enjoy the benefits of a brighter smile without the drawbacks that often accompany this complex oral surgery. Let us help turn dental work into something that you no longer dread.