Published: 02/16/2017

Look closely in the mirror and smile widely. Do you notice any teeth that seem to be longer than the others? Are there areas around the gum line that seem to expose more tooth than you might expect? Are any gums pulling away from the teeth? These are all signs of receding gums.

Receding gums are common occurrences in men and women as they age. There are many reasons for gums to move away from the teeth and nerves they should protect, such as:

  • Advancing gingivitis/gum disease
  • Improper brushing and flossing
  • Smoking and tobacco use
  • Heredity and predisposition to receding gums
  • Oral piercings
  • Crooked teeth
  • Diabetes and other medical conditions

Your goal should be to immediately notify your periodontist if you think you might have receding gums because without their protection, your teeth are at risk of long-term damage.

How Periodontists Can Help Reverse Gum Recession

When you visit a periodontist like Dr. Rice, you will be examined for gum recession. If your gums are truly receding, there are several methods you can take to rectify the situation.

At our office, we routinely help patients with receding gums in Rockville, MD, by introducing them to the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. This technique allows us to move their existing gum tissues into proper position without requiring the use of any kind of soft tissue cutting or sutures.

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique requires the use of specialized, advanced equipment. Dr. Rice makes a tiny hole in the affected gums, and then uses extremely delicate, high-tech tools to manipulate the tissues. When he is satisfied with the results, he simply stops the procedure.

As you can imagine, thanks to the non-invasive nature of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, there is much less discomfort and bleeding. Patients recover quickly and are able to instantly see the results of this phenomenal procedure.

Why increase your chances of getting gum disease because of receding gums? With the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, there is no need to wait for disaster to strike. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Rice today.

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