The tooth is made up of two main parts: the root and the crown. The crown is the part that you see and brush everyday. It is tough and covered in strong tooth enamel to protect it. The root, on the other hand, is not covered with a tough enamel. The root relies on the gums to protect it. The tooth root is very sensitive, which is why healthy gum protection is so incredibly important. Sometimes, due to various causes, the gum line will begin to recede, risking exposure of the tooth root. If that is the case, we need to treat the gums immediately.
Traditional treatment would be gum grafting surgery. We would take gum tissues from a donor, or from the palate, and place it over your receding gums to protect your roots from damage. The process is long and pretty painful for the patient. We would use surgical tools and leave behind sutures that the patient would have to deal with while they healed.
We no longer repair receding gums that way. Thanks to Dr. Chao’s Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™), we are able to give you world class treatment right here in Torrance. The procedure is much simpler than the surgery. The patient experiences much less pain and discomfort, but the results are long-lasting! We simply use special instruments to work your existing gum tissue back down to its correct place. You won’t be able to argue with the results, because they are gaining international attention!
You can count on us to provide you with the latest dental advancements! Gum recession is something that must be taken care of quickly and efficiently, and you know that you can rely on TDA to get it done the right way! Contact us today to learn more about the PST™ procedure and to set up your routine appointment! We’d love to see you soon!