Revolutionary Pinhole Surgical Technique™
Patients with moderate to severe gum disease are usually suffering from receding gums. Gum disease (like tooth decay) is caused by oral bacteria that reside between the teeth and gums, destroying healthy gum tissue and tooth supporting bone structures. This can be a very serious dental issue, because receding gums expose the roots of the teeth to attacks by bacteria and acids. Such exposure can lead to significant tooth loss over time. Losing gum tissue is akin to losing skin tissue on the outside of the body. Both equate to exposing what lies beneath to the destructive elements that are in the mouth or on the skin.
Receding gums is a progressive condition that occurs gradually over years and starts to rear its ugly head with those over the age of 40. Sadly, however, it can show up in children as young as 10 years old.
Some of the common signs of gum recession are:
Teeth that are moving around (mobile)
Spaces between teeth
Over sensitive teeth
Teeth that seem longer than normal
Changes in tooth color
Cavities below the gum line
Inflamed, bleeding, and swollen gums
Historically, dental intervention to repair gum recession (i.e., replace the missing tissue) has been to cut and suture different areas in the mouth in order to place a soft tissue graft. With time the surgically repaired gum tissue will heal up and the graft replaces gum tissue that has been lost due to gum disease or a mix of other factors.
At Contemporary Dentistry in Dearborn, our highly skilled and experienced dental staff has a whole new approach to replacing lost gum tissue from Gingival recession. This new procedure is called the ‘Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST)™’ and is performed by Dr. Nader Bazzi. In performing this innovative gum rejuvenation procedure, Dr. Bazzi uses a small instrument to make a very tiny hole along the gum line. Then he utilizes a specialized dental instrument to loosen gum tissue in the area where recession has taken place. This allows the tissue so to be repositioned over adversely impacted teeth to create healthy and beautiful looking gums just for you. In conjunction with the recovery of receded gum tissue, collagen strips are inserted behind the repaired tissue to support and sustain the on-going growth of new and healthy gum tissue.
If you want to avoid the ‘cut and stitch’ approach to repair receding gums that requires several dental appointments and several weeks to heal, call Contemporary Dentistry in Dearborn at (313) 581-4884 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Bazzi. Be assured, he will provide you with a winning approach to repairing receding gums.