January 15, 2016

Most of us give little to no thought about the state of our gums other than to make sure that brush them every day as part of our regular dental hygiene regiment. Sure, we know that they are important to our overall oral health, yet few truly understand what sort of trouble gum problems can get you into. Your periodontist can tell you, yet more often than not, you only go to see him or her before issues being to manifest themselves. Knowing beforehand why problems such as gum recession occur and how they may be treated can help you know when to act before your experience a significant decline in your oral health.

Identifying the Causes of Gum Recession

Gum recession is a problem that millions of Americans are forced to deal with. There are certain habits and behaviors that can contribute to it, which, if controlled, can slow or even halt its progress. These include:

  • Poor dental hygiene
  • The use of tobacco products
  • Grinding your teeth
  • Lip or tongue piercings

However, even if you are able to correct the tendencies that lead to gum recession, there is still no guarantee that it will not occur. Having a misaligned bite, experiencing hormonal changes, or even a genetic predisposition can still leave you vulnerable to developing this condition. In fact, it is estimated that as many as 30 percent of Americans are predisposed to developing gum disease.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique

As January 16 is officially the National Without a Scalpel Day in the U.S., now is the time to learn about the many minimally-invasive ways to treat gum recession in Kissimmee, FL. Specifically, the Pinhole Surgical Technique allows you to stop and even reverse the effects of gum recession in just a few treatment sessions. This extraordinary procedure allows Dr. Mendro to advance small instruments though tiny holes in your gums to loosen and stretch your existing gum tissue down over any exposed areas of your teeth. 

Dr. Mendro can offer you a number of different options to help treat gum recession in Kissimmee, FL, chief among them being the Pinhole Surgical technique. This advanced procedure can get you back to enjoying the benefits of strong, healthy gums in no time at all. To speak with Dr. Mendro about your potential candidacy for this procedure, call to schedule an appointment at 321.221.7970 today.



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