While it is vital to take excellent care of your teeth, it is likewise important to take care of your gums. For some, gum recession is an issue that needs to be addressed, as it can cause tooth sensitivity, bacteria buildup and damage to the bone structure of teeth.
Are you noticing receding gums? This can present itself for several reasons, including insufficient oral care, brushing teeth with too much force and even periodontal disease. However, Dr. Milan and his dental team specialize in the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) for gums, which treats gum recession. Keep reading for more.
PST Gum Treatment: an effective solution for your gums
In years past, the only options to treat gum recession were invasive procedures that were time-consuming and painful. However, with today’s dental advancements, Dr. Milan offers the fast and comfortable PST Gum Treatment.
This state-of-the-art procedure was invented by famed dentist Dr. Chao, D.D.S. and is fantastic in that it provides immediate results and is just minimally invasive. And it is so fast it can be done on your lunch break (which is why it is also known as the lunchtime gum lift)!
As one of just a few dentists with expertise in the PST Gum Treatment, Dr. Milan’s patients are repeatedly pleased with how easy and effective the treatment is. Through a small point of entry in the gums, we can move your gum tissue to the right spot on the tooth. Collagen strips are used to keep the tissue in place during the healing process.
Though results are seen immediately, total recovery typically takes six weeks. During this time, patients rinse with a prescription mouthwash and should consume soft foods in the near term to avoid irritating the gums.
Benefits of the procedure include less gum pain, bleeding and swelling. Further, no stitches or incisions are required.
Your gums deserve expert care
For the best in both teeth and gum treatment, Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry is here for you. With over two decades of experience in treating patients’ dental health needs, we cater to each patient individually…never a cookie-cutter approach.
Further, we are proud to offer specialty dental procedures that are not available at every dentist office. In addition to PST Gum Treatment, we offer a wide variety of cosmetic, restorative and advanced treatments, including total mouth rehabilitation.
Dr. Milan and his team have unmatched skill and experience in transforming smiles. And we do so with compassion, kindness and safety.
If you would like to learn more about our dental treatments, please contact us today for your appointment.