December 18, 2017

Gum recession occurs when the gum pulls away from the tooth. It’s a very common condition, especially in seniors, but many adults deal with the problem. Receding gums in Medford, NJ and Moorestown, NJ are a concern because the roots of the teeth can be exposed, creating a higher risk of decay, infection and tooth loss. Signs that your gums are receding include sensitive teeth or a tooth that appears longer than the others around it. Some treatment options are deep cleaning, tissue grafts, antibiotics to fight infection and/or the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique.

 Why Do Gums Recede?

The most common reasons people have receding gums:

  • Physical wear of the gums by using hard bristles while brushing teeth or vigorous tooth brushing
  • Inflammation of the gum tissue, typically caused by gum disease
  • Inherited factors, such as tooth position and gum thickness

Although receding gums may not cause symptoms early on, the sooner the gums are treated, the more of the mouth that can be preserved.

What Is the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique?

Traditionally, receding gums have been treated through a procedure known as gum grafting. Healthy gum tissue is grafted over the gum line that has receded. It requires the use of scalpels and stitches, making it a procedure many do not want to undergo. The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is a new technology that doesn’t use invasive procedures. Instead, a small pinhole is created in the gum tissue, which allows the doctor to move the gum into a correct position. The gums are held in place with collagen strips, not stitching. Most people experience very little downtime for healing.

Get a Healthy Smile by Making an Appointment Today

Pinhole Surgical Technique - Medford, NJ & Moorestown, NJ When you have a healthy mouth, you’re more confident when kissing and eating. Make your appointment with Dr. Mario Canal or Dr. Ben Calem by contacting our office at (856) 203-6588 for our Moorestown, NJ office or (609) 534-5541 for our Medford, NJ office. You can also schedule a consultation online to find out if the Pinhole Surgical Technique in Moorestown, NJ and Medford, NJ is right for you.



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