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If you begin to experience gum recession then it would be very beneficial if you sought out early treatment. This is mainly because gum recession is a major warning sign that you may be in the very beginning stages of gum disease. Gum disease is important to treat when it is in its early stages in order to avoid it developing into advanced gum disease.
Gum Grafting: The Traditional Way To Treat Gum Recession
Traditionally gum grafting was considered the main form of treatment for gum recession. This is partly because it allowed the unhealthy tissue within a patient’s mouth to be replaced with healthy gum tissue that was taken from other parts of the patient’s mouth. While effective this form of gum recession treatment was also very invasive for the patient. Thanks to advancements in dentistry less invasive forms of gum recession treatment have emerged. One form is known as the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™).
What Is the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™)?
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If you have receding gums, you’ve probably noticed that your teeth seem to be larger than normal. However, in addition to this relatively mild aesthetic side effect, your receding gums could be quietly causing more serious problems. Here are a few ways untreated gum recession could affect your health, and why you should consider receiving the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™).
Untreated gum recession can lead to oral discomfort, especially if your recession is so severe that your tooth roots are exposed. It’s wise to seek treatment when you first notice increased tooth sensitivity so your gums don’t’ continue to recede and cause you more pain than necessary.
When your gums recede, they no longer provide adequate support to the teeth. As a result, the teeth can loosen or even fall out of the mouth completely. Additionally, as the gums recede, they can create deep gum pockets that trap bacteria. ...
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