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