Repairing receding gums in Westminster

Repair receding gums fast with pinhole gum rejuvenation

Have you noticed changes in the appearance of your teeth and gums?  When you look at older photographs, do your teeth seem to be longer today than they did previously? This is a common problem of the adult population, and it is also one that should not be ignored. While there are several reasons that can cause your gums to recede over time, receding gums can lead to both bone and tooth loss. Fortunately, however, there is an excellent treatment for receding gums that can quickly repair the damage.

Repair receding gums without surgery

The conventional method for repairing receding gums can be very invasive and involves gum grafting. A newer method, called pinhole gum rejuvenation, requires no incisions and can repair your gums in about an hour. If you opt for this minimally invasive procedure, here is what you can generally expect to happen:

  • A local anesthetic is given to numb the part of your gums that requires treatment
  • A tiny pinhole opening is made by your dentist in that same area
  • Using a small, specially designed instrument, the gum tissue is gently loosened and moved back to a healthy position
  • Tiny collagen strips are inserted under your gums to hold them in place temporarily to give your body the necessary time it needs to create and replenish this area with its own newly formed collagen

Another benefit of pinhole rejuvenation is that there is not only a faster recovery and healing time, but there is also a reduced risk of infection. The conventional method, in contrast, can take from several weeks to a couple of months to fully heal.

Is pinhole gum rejuvenation for you?

To ensure the best outcome, it is very important to first make sure there are no signs of inflammation or infection before you undergo pinhole gum rejuvenation.

Learn more

If you would like to learn more , contact Westminster dentist, Dr. Gary Imm of All Smiles Care to schedule a consultation. Dr. Imm and his professional dental team are committed to preventing tooth loss, repairing your receding gums and protecting your oral health.

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About the author

A practicing dentist since 1982, Dr. Gary Imm, provides advanced cosmetic dentistry, including smile makeovers, sedation, implant and TMJ services. He is committed to progressive, extraordinary care for his guests. All Smiles Dental Care trains at least 300 hours each year at such prestigious centers as the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dentistry. (LVI)