December 28, 2017

The holiday season is the time of year to enjoy special food, fun activities, and time with family and friends. However, if you have oral health issues, such as loose teeth or receding gums, the holidays can be stressful. You may be worried about painful eating or feel self-conscious about smiling for photos. Fortunately, there are several effective treatments for gum recession. Dr. Lindsay Eastman offers various periodontal treatments for gum disease, including the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

Gum Recession Causes

Gum tissue can become unhealthy and start to recede away from the gums, leaving large periodontal pockets that can expose the roots of the teeth. If left untreated, this can lead to tooth sensitivity and cavities. There are several possible causes of gum recession, including:

  • Hormonal changes or imbalances
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Genetic factors
  • Teeth grinding
  • Improper tooth brushing technique

If your receding gums cause pain and make it difficult for you to smile naturally, you may be a good candidate for the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique

Dr. Eastman offers the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, a minimally invasive treatment for gum recession. This non-surgical procedure can often correct receding gums in a single visit. PST™ uses a small hole in the gums to move healthy gum tissue to recessed areas. This technique offers several important advantages, including:

  • Minimal pain
  • Quick recovery time for most patients
  • No stitches
  • Immediate results
  • No incisions causing bleeding or swelling

Schedule a Consultation To Find Out More

No matter what the cause of your gum recession is, Dr. Eastman can develop a course of treatment to help restore healthy gum tissue and improve your overall oral health. With treatment options such as non-surgical PST™ that provide immediate cosmetic improvement, you can be ready to smile your way through the holiday season. Give our office a call today to schedule a consultation and find out how we can help you take the first step toward a lifetime to healthy, beautiful teeth and gums.



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