Why Treat Gum Recession?
Gum recession is a serious concern for your oral health and smile. Gum tissue gradually shrinks away from teeth, exposing underlying root surfaces. Common signs and symptoms include tooth sensitivity, longer-looking teeth, dark triangular spacing between teeth, discoloration and notches near the gum line, and tooth sensitivity.
A receding gum line increases the risk of root decay, mechanical damage and even tooth loss. An experienced periodontist is most qualified to treat gum recession. Our periodontists offer the minimally invasive Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™) at our Jackson, MI, and Ann Arbor, MI, locations. PST allows us to reverse the unappealing functional and cosmetic effects of a receding gum line with increased comfort and outstanding smile results, with faster recovery. We have undergone extensive training in this procedure and may recommend this over gum grafting depending on your case.