We have good news for patients seeking treatment for receding gums in the Fort Lauderdale, FL region: The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™). This is a new gum surgery with Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley that is easy to perform and minimally painful compared with traditional grafting gum. In addition, both Dr.s Tom and Mark McCawley have been selected to partake in Dr. Chaos multi location study! surgery.
Gum recession can occur for a variety of reasons, but periodontal disease is the leading cause. When bacteria invade the gums and bone that support the teeth, these structures will recede and deteriorate. The tooth roots become more visible and the smile takes on a new appearance. Gaps, spaces, abnormally large teeth, and other imperfections can make the smile look less attractive.
Recession is also a health concern because without healthy gum tissue, teeth are in danger of further oral health problems. Treatment will arrest the infection and stop further recession. However, even certain gum disease treatments, such as traditional gum surgery, can cause some recession. Orthodontic procedures may also affect the gums, along with medications, genetics, hormonal changes, and brushing incorrectly.