Although many patients tend to postpone receding gums treatment until it is absolutely necessary, this is quite dangerous. Gum recession can be very damaging to the teeth if it is not treated early on. Patients who are noticing symptoms should contact Dr. Coury Staadecker for more information on the different types of treatment for receding gums in Newport Beach, CA:
- Pocket depth reduction
- Tissue regeneration
- Soft tissue grafting
- The Pinhole Surgical Technique™
Pocket Depth Reduction
This treatment is most effective for mild cases of gum recession where periodontal disease is the causative factor. It involves folding back portions of the gum tissue to gain access to the periodontal pockets. Once the tissue has been moved, Dr. Staadecker will use special tools to remove any deposits of plaque or calculus and clean the surface of the roots. Afterward, the tissue is stitched back in place to encourage reattachment to the tooth.
This is performed at the same time as a pocket depth reduction when moderate tissue loss has occurred. After the pocket and tooth surfaces have been cleaned, a special regenerative material is placed over the area to promote tissue regrowth.
Soft Tissue Grafting
A soft tissue graft is used for more severe cases of gum recession. This involves taking a tissue sample from one part of the mouth and suturing it to the gum line in order to raise it to a healthier and more attractive level. Eventually, the tissue sample will fuse together with existing gum tissue and the stitches will be removed or dissolve on their own.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique™
This is the most recent innovation in gum recession surgery. Instead of grafting tissue, a small opening is made in the gum line so that it can be gently stretched and pulled over the tooth root. Once in place, a collagen material is used to hold it there until it has completely healed. The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is widely preferred because it is minimally invasive and boasts a quick recovery period.
Treating gum recession as soon as possible is important to maintaining overall oral health. For more information about the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ or other methods of treatment for gum recession in Newport Beach, CA, contact Dr. Staadecker today!