If you have been fighting gum disease but you’re still challenged by symptoms like gum recession, you need to know about the pinhole surgical technique and what it can do to give you a fresh start so it’s easier for you to gain control over your symptoms. Fighting gum disease is an ongoing process, and even patients with no current symptoms will need to keep an eye out for flare-ups as they maintain their oral hygiene.
This technique is an innovative development that accomplishes the same goals as traditional surgical approaches, but because its incision is minimal, discomfort is minimal, too. Recovery times are also fast with the PST, since the incision is, as the title says, roughly the size of a pinhole.
As the gums recede, they create dry pockets that can foster infection and make gum disease symptoms even worse. This increases the rate of recession, leading to permanent changes in your smile that include tooth loss. At its most extreme levels, it can even lead to the loss of jawbone tissue. Stopping the infection will halt the progression of symptoms, but severe recession will require reconstruction. There are options, though.
In time, you can get back to a healthy, happy smile with replacements for all your missing teeth. It just takes the right help from a professional like Dr. DeAngelo. First, treatment to remove the infected tissue and help prevent the recurrence of the infection. Then you can have a conversation about permanently rebuilding your smile.
You don’t have to live with receding gums forever. Minor cases can sometimes be reversed, and major cases can be treated with reconstructive techniques. The first step is to get rid of the infection. Contact our office today to make an appointment with Dr. DeAngelo for a consultation and find out if the pinhole surgical technique could help you gain control over your symptoms.