If your smile lacks confidence because of receding gums, take heart, you are not alone. At the dental practice of Dr. Robert P. Sherman, we perform The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST®), a procedure invented and patented by John Chao, DDS. Our practice uses this scalpel-free, suture-free procedure to treat receding gums in our patients in the Leawood, Kansas and Butler, Missouri areas.
Dr. Sherman and our team recommend this pinhole gum rejuvenation–also known as Lunchtime Gum Lift–to increase your comfort, improve your oral health, and give you a more attractive smile if your gums have receded. Gum recession, a condition where the gums pull away from the teeth, exposes the root of the tooth making the teeth appear too long. Left untreated, gum recession can cause tooth decay and ultimately, tooth loss. Exposed tooth roots are the result of gingival recession and periodontal (gum) disease, but it can also be caused by trauma and overly aggressive tooth brushing.
Do you need to brighten your smile this summer with our gum recession breakthrough treatment? Dr. Sherman and our team are here to help! To find out more, or to schedule an appointment, please give us a call today at our location nearest you.