Your gums are both an important part of your smile and a barrier against infection. Healthy gums are pink, firm, and closely surround your teeth. But your gums can recede due to a number of factors, which detracts from your smile and can open you to a host of health problems. Fortunately, Dr. James LoCascio of Highland Advanced Dental Care in Highland Township, MI, can put your receding gums back where they belong without oral surgery!

Why Good Gums Go Bad

Gums can be impacted by lack of dental care, gum disease, genetics, brushing too hard, chronic teeth grinding, smoking, and many other conditions. The list of possibilities is long, but the result is basically the same. The balance between teeth and gums is off when you smile, and you’re putting your dental health at risk.

One thing to keep in mind is that gums that have receded won’t restore themselves. You need professional treatment. While surgical treatment of receding gums is available and effective, many people find the surgery to be difficult to tolerate. As well, there’s usually a relatively long healing period.

Introducing the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is fast and very effective. Dr. James LoCascio of Highland Advanced Dental Care in Highland Township, MI will first thoroughly numb the areas to be treated. Then he’ll make a tiny pinhole in the gum. Using a special tool, he’ll lift and reposition the gum to restore your gumline.

There are no incisions, no sutures, and a very short healing period. Most people describe their pain level the day after the procedure as minimal. Many have no pain at all.

Dr. LoCascio can treat multiple areas in one appointment, which is a huge time saver. That’s why the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is sometimes referred to as the “lunchtime gum lift.”

Addressing The Causes Of Gum Recession

It’s important to remove the causes of receding gums before having them repositioned. If those causes aren’t addressed, your newly positioned gums are likely to continue to recede.

If gum disease is present, Highland Advanced Dental Care will address the problem through treatments known as dental scaling and root planing. This involves removing all dental plaque above and below the gum line and smoothing the tooth roots to prevent pockets of bacteria from forming.

Once treatment is complete, regular dental cleanings and examinations will go a long way to help prevent any recurrences of gum disease.

If teeth grinding is an issue, Dr. Locascio can create a customized mouthguard that will stop the grinding and ease the pressure on your teeth and gums.

Whatever the cause of your receding gums, count on Highland Advanced Dental Care to diagnose the problem and provide effective treatment.

You Don’t Have To Live With Receding Gums

There is safe and effective help for receding gums. Get your smile back and safeguard your health with today’s advanced treatment options. Schedule a consultation by calling Highland Advanced Dental Care in Highland Township, MI at 248-329-3552 today.