The health of your gums is something you probably don’t think much about. However, gum recession has a significant impact on your dental health in several ways; receding gums not only affect the appearance of your smile, but they can also result in root exposure and an increased risk of developing an infection.
In the past, restoring receded gums required surgery, gum grafting, and a long, uncomfortable recovery period. Today, pinhole gum rejuvenation in Huntsville, AL can restore your gum recession without the need for surgery or sutures.
Hoes Does Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Work?
During the pinhole gum rejuvenation procedure, your dentist in Huntsville makes a tiny hole that is used to guide your remaining healthy gum tissue into place over the areas that are receded or exposed.
This procedure doesn’t require cutting, grafting, or sutures. It’s minimally invasive and virtually pain-free. Patients also enjoy a quicker healing period, and can even resume normal activities the same day.
Am I a Candidate for Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation?
If you are dealing with the discomfort of gum recession, Dr. David King would love to discuss pinhole gum rejuvenation and perform an evaluation to determine if it might be the right treatment for your needs.
Protecting Yourself From Gum Recession
There are a few measures you can take on your own to protect your gums and keep them healthy.
- Routine dental checkups and cleanings – Visiting Dr. King for regular preventive appointments every six months helps protect your teeth and gums from recession and tooth decay.
- Use the right techniques – Brushing your teeth too hard or vigorously can damage your gums or cause them to recede. Your hygienist can demonstrate the proper techniques for brushing and flossing.
- Quit smoking and tobacco use – Smoking causes many dental concerns, including plaque buildup that can lead to gum recession.
- Seek solutions for teeth grinding – A nightguard helps protect your teeth from the damage of teeth grinding and can prevent gum recession.
Don’t live with the embarrassment or discomfort of receding gums any longer. Contact your team at King Dental today for more information on pinhole gum rejuvenation at our Huntsville, AL dental office and how it can help you reclaim your smile.