Published: 06/10/2019

gum recession

Gum Recession Treatment to Save Your Smile

Receding gums are easy to miss if you aren’t aware of what to look for since the loss of tissue happens slowly over time. As a result, many people just don’t notice it happening until they have a loose tooth or decay sets in due to exposed tissue getting infected. Since one of the leading causes of gum recession is periodontal disease, the chances of that exposed tissue becoming infected quickly are quite high. The best way to treat gum disease and recession is quick since receding gum tissue is lost forever. At Dr. Subka’s practice, the recommended treatment to get rid of the infection and preserve tissue is the Pinhole Surgical Technique™

Pinhole Surgery and Tissue Preservation

The reason this technique is preferred is that it was designed to be minimally invasive, so the process conserves as much healthy gum tissue as possible. Patients with advanced cases of gum recession may still need tissue grafts or other compensating procedures to restore lost tissue, but the tiny incision made by this surgical technique will help preserve what remains.

Sometimes, patients with advanced cases need additional treatment before their receding gums can be addressed. Often, this is achieved through root planning and scaling to clean tartar and reduce bacteria in the mouth.

Benefits of the Pinhole Surgical Procedure 

  • Get rid of the infection
  • Prevent further recession
  • Pave the way for the restoration

Restoration for Your Best Smile

In addition to surgery to remove infected tissue and preserve your gums, restoration treatments can help add tissue back where it has been lost. Tissue grafts allow for healthy new gum tissue to support implants or just to restore the appearance you had before the gum recession.

Choosing the Right Fit 

Jacqueline Subka DDS, APC is here for your gum disease treatment needs. The practice offers all these options for treating gum disease and recession. If you are looking for a dentist in Thousand Oaks, CA, with the experience to handle advanced gum disease and gum recession, call today to make an appointment.

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