Can You Treat A Receding Gum Line?

pinhole gum rejuvenationHaving gums that expose the sensitive tooth roots is uncomfortable and puts you at an increased risk of tooth decay. In the past, treatment for receding gum line involved uncomfortable grafting from other healthy gum tissue, but Dr. Poorva Parnaik offers pinhole gum rejuvenation in her Medford, NJ dental office. This treatment reduces discomfort and treatment time to restore healthy gums and provide better oral health for patients.

Receding Gum Line Symptoms

How do you know whether your gum line is receding or if you just have longer-looking teeth? If you’ve noticed your gums appear higher on the teeth than they used to, that’s usually an indication that the gums are receding. Another common symptom patients notice is an increased sensitivity to temperature or feel discomfort when brushing their teeth.

The reason that one of the most common symptoms of a receding gum line is sensitivity is because the more sensitive parts of the tooth are exposed. Healthy gum tissue protects the tooth’s roots and internal tissues, so when the gums recede, the more likely these tissues are to cause discomfort.

Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Benefits

The traditional treatment for restoring a receding gum line is tissue grafting, in which healthy gum tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth and grafted to the receding areas. You can probably imagine that many patients used to simply deal with sensitive teeth rather than go through tissue grafting.

Now, with pinhole gum rejuvenation, also called Lunchtime Gum Lift, Dr. Parnaik uses a technique that only requires a pinhole incision to massage the gum tissue back to its original position on the teeth. Patients who restore their gum health with pinhole gum rejuvenation experience these benefits:

  • No need for gum tissue grafting
  • Reduced down time and discomfort
  • No sutures or major incisions
  • Increased recovery speed
  • Natural-looking results

Receding Gum Line Treatment in Medford, NJ

Dr. Parnaik is dedicated to continuing education and advanced training in all areas of modern dentistry so you can have the smile of your dreams. To learn more about pinhole gum rejuvenation in our Medford, NJ dentist office, schedule an appointment online or call our office at 609.365.0673.