Your gums are supposed to cover the roots of your teeth. And when you smile, people should be able to see a little bit of your gums. When your gums start to recede, however, bigger problems could be ahead if steps aren’t taken soon. Using the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in our dentist office, Dr. LoCascio has saved the gums of many area residents with gum recession surgery in Highland.
This innovative procedure, one of Highland Advanced Dental Care’s oral surgery services, can:
- Restore your gums to health without a scalpel or sutures
- Beautify your smile and increase your confidence
- Give you shorter recovery time than more invasive gum surgery
- Reduce your sensitivity to heat and cold
- Help you prevent serious infection in your gums
If your gums are receding, call us today to get help: 248-329-3552. Our office is located at 2950 East Highland Road, not far from Duck Lake Pines Park.
Enjoy Advantages of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique
Dr. James LoCascio was the first Michigan general dentist to be trained in the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique for gum recession. In this procedure, he makes a pinhole in the receding gums, then gently moves the gum tissue around to cover the parts of the tooth where the gums have receded.
The pinhole technique is:
- Fast and Effective – Unlike more traditional gum surgery, it can often be completed in just one visit.
- More Comfortable – There’s no cutting or suturing, meaning you’ll be more comfortable during the procedure and afterward. You’ll heal much more quickly too.
Save Your Smile With Our Gum Care Expertise
Besides surgery, there are several other ways we can help with gum recession. During your routine checkups, we can teach you the difference between healthy brushing and flossing and the aggressive kind that can damage your gums. One thing to remember is to always use a soft-bristled brush.
If you’re experiencing the early stages of gum disease, we can use a technique called scaling and root planing to remove harmful bacteria at and below the gumline, giving your gums a chance to heal.