Your gums are a significant part your oral health and serve a very important purpose in your mouth. Gums are connective tissue that are attached to and form a tight seal at the base of your teeth. This tight seal is vital because it forms a barrier against bacteria and it holds your teeth in place. For these reasons, it is imperative that you take good care of your gums. Brushing and flossing daily will help remove the plaque and bacteria from your teeth that can harm your gums.
Receding gums are often caused by gum disease, tooth loss, and clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth. A lot of people suffer from gum disease and do not even realize it until obvious signs such as gum recession begins. This disease is caused by plaque that builds up on the tooth surface when a person does not regularly brush and floss their teeth. If you happen to notice that your gums are receding, this could affect your oral health and overall health. This could lead to gum tissue loss that will expose the tooth roots causing tooth root decay, bone loss, loose teeth and even tooth loss. Furthermore, periodontal disease has been proven to put people at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and respiratory infections.
Receding gums must be treated by a professional dentist. Dr. Raj Upadya is an experienced dentist in the Summit, NJ area that can evaluate your condition and recommend the best treatment for your gum recession. If you have just started to notice receding gums and your condition is not advanced, we may offer you a nonsurgical treatment method with some special instructions for at home care. If you have been noticing your receding gums for quite some time and your teeth roots are obviously exposed, then you will most likely need an aggressive treatment to prevent further damage and tooth loss.
Benefits of Treating Receding Gums:
- Produces natural-looking results
- Enhances periodontal surgery recovery
- Restores health to gums
- Protects tooth roots from decay
- More comfortable treatment compared to alternatives
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation: A Receding Gum Treatment
If you suffer from advanced gum recession, Dr. Upadya offers the new micro-invasive Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation technique also known as the Lunchtime Gumlift™. Dr. Upadya is one of the few dentists in the Summit, NJ area who is a certified provider of The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST), invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S.
The Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation simply involves the adjustment of the exiting tissue. Dr. Upadya will create a tiny hole that is used to loosen the gum tissue with a specialized tool. The loosened gum tissue will then be moved down to cover the receded part of the tooth.
The Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation makes it possible for Dr. Upadya to reshape your gum line without the need to cut, scrap or stitch. This new method of treating receding gums makes it easier for a dentist to give you natural looking results in a short amount of time. Dr. Upadya uses this non-invasive method to effectively treat receding gums with minimal discomfort and downtime at his Summit, NJ dentist office.