Treatment Options for Receding Gums

Gum disease is the primary cause of receding gum tissues. Therefore, if you have gum disease, you may also need professional treatment for gum recession. Dr. Leigh Kent offers several options for restoring the gum line and has helped many patients achieve optimal oral health with laser gum surgery and gum recession procedures in Birmingham, AL. If you have receding gum tissues, you may be a candidate for procedures such as:

  • Gum grafting procedures
  • The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™)
  • Periodontal therapy treatments

The Pinhole Procedure

Gum recession not only affects the health of the teeth and gums, but can also cause you to feel very self-conscious, as it often alters the appearance of the smile. Additionally, many people with receding gums experience some degree of tooth sensitivity and sometimes gum pain. Dr. Kent may recommend periodontal therapy first, if this is the culprit behind your receding tissues, and other treatments such as the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) or gum grafting procedures to restore your oral health.

Gum Recession Treatment
If you are experiencing gum pain or tooth sensitivity, you may be a good candidate for a gum grafting procedure. This can eliminate some of the discomfort you are experiencing from the exposed tooth root. A gum grafting procedure can also repair and restore the gums by adding more tissue to the receding gum line.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) is a new treatment that is able to restore the gum line to a healthier level without any large incisions or the use of sutures. Dr. Kent has received highly specialized training in order to provide this option for her patients and is one of very few dentists worldwide credentialed to do so.

After gum recession has occurred, the gums cannot grow back on their own and a gum restoration procedure may be necessary to restore the gum line. To learn more about the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) and gum grafting procedures in Birmingham, AL, schedule your appointment with Dr. Kent today!