The Perio & Implant Center by Stanford Medical Center treats gum recession using a variety of modern techniques. Dr. Pechak is an expert cosmetic dentist and oral surgeon that helps improve the health of his patients using procedures that are customized to address their specific health issues. If you feel that your gums may be receding, schedule an appointment for an examination and to discuss treatment options.
One of the first treatment options is found in laser dentistry. Dr. Pechak uses a dental laser to clean the gums and gum pockets in order to remove harmful bacteria. When bacteria are left on and around the gums it can spread, making the problem worst. Killing the bacteria is an important first step in allowing the body to start the healing process. The laser light kills the bacteria without damaging the healthy gum tissue. If necessary, Dr. Pechak can use an ultrasonic scaler to break up and loosen tartar that has formed around the teeth as well. This procedure will help the gums to be in better health overall. When gums have started to recede, simply cleaning them and keeping them bacteria free can help to stop the damage.
Gums that have receded significantly may need more in-depth treatment like tissue grafting. This is also known as a gum graft or gum plastic surgery. This procedure is necessary when the gum recession has become so bad that the roots of the tooth are exposed. In order to cover it, tissue is typically taken from the roof of the mouth and grafted to the existing gums. This helps to stop the pain created by exposed roots, prevent bacteria from getting into gum pockets, and promotes overall oral health. An experienced Periodontist should perform this procedure as it is highly specialized. Dr. Pechak is a Board Certified Periodontist that produces superior results for patients in need of gum plastic surgery.
He also performs a procedure called Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation. This is the latest treatment option for gum recession and is known for addressing the problem in one easy visit without extended recovery times. In fact, it can be completed over the lunch hour and patients can head back to work immediately afterwards. This is not a traditional surgery as no scalpels are used, and there are no stitches. The results are stunning with gums being restored to their youthful smile without pain or discomfort. Dr. Pechak is one of the few dentists that offer this new procedure.
Gum recession can be painful and pose a serious threat to the patient’s health. Pregnant women, for example, need to be careful not to get infected gums because it can lead to premature delivery. Diabetics are naturally at a greater risk for gum disease and gum recession can expedite the process while increasing the risk. It is far better to receive treatment to address gum recession and reverse its course before it can cause pain or additional health issues. To learn more call the Perio & Implant Center by Stanford Medical Center today.