Gums pulling away from your teeth can be signs of periodontal disease, regardless of how well you take care of your teeth. However, gum recession can be successfully treated using the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Buford, GA. Dr. Randolph Moore and his team of specialists are dedicated to preserving and maintaining the appearance of your smile, gums and teeth. His focus is on repairing the damage that periodontal disease can cause by staying current on the latest innovations in dental treatments.

Causes of Receding Gums

Millions of people have a receding gum line. Because it can lead to lost teeth, it is critical to determine which of the many factors are causing your gums to recede. In addition to periodontal disease, insufficient dental care, hormonal changes and diabetes, other causes include:

• Trauma to gum tissues, including an injury
• Genetically thin or weak gums
• Prominent tooth roots or attachment muscles
• Improperly fitting partial dentures
• Smoking and using tobacco of any kind
• Aggressive tooth brushing with a hard-bristled brush

During regular checkups your dentist can look for early signs of receding gums and recommend methods to prevent the problem from worsening.

Innovative Treatment Alternative

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) is a revolutionary new treatment that has multiple advantages, such as no sutures, reduced risk of incompatible tissue, instant results and the ability to treat numerous teeth at the same time. PST is a treatment for receding gums that involves creating a small pinhole in the gums to gradually loosen the tissue. The tissue is then gently pulled over the exposed portion of the tooth. Tiny strips of collagen are placed near the pinholes to keep the tissue in place during the healing process. The technique takes about 20 minutes to an hour, depending on how many teeth need treatment.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

To discuss whether the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is right for you, call Dr. Moore in Buford, GA at (770) 648-2882. We are happy to schedule a consultation for you.