Dr. Craig Janssen provides state of the art traditional and laser surgery for patients needing receding gums treatment in Green Bay, WI. The gum recession treatment options administered to patients include pocket depth reduction, gum grafting, and the patented Pinhole Surgical Technique™.
What Causes Gum Recession?
Gum recession is the process through which the gum tissue pulls away from the teeth, exposing the root surfaces. Receding gums can be the result of various factors, including clenching and grinding habits, genetics, brushing too hard, tobacco use, and poor dental hygiene habits.
Gum recession is dangerous to good dental health because when gum tissue separates from the teeth and recedes, the exposure of the vulnerable root surfaces increases the risk of damage and decay. Receded gum tissue unfortunately will not grow back on its own.
It is essential to receive receding gums treatment provided by Dr. Janssen in order to restore good dental health. There are a few gum surgery options that may be recommended for you.
Pocket Depth Reduction
This procedure involves cleaning out the pockets created by gum tissue that has moved away from the surfaces of the teeth and is generally used to treat the effects of periodontal disease, which is the most common cause of gum recession. During this procedure, Dr. Janssen gains access to affected areas by rolling the gum tissue back from the tooth surfaces. Once plaque and tartar deposits have been removed from the surfaces of the teeth and the infected tissue has been eliminated, Dr. Janssen sutures the gum tissue back where it belongs.
If tissue has degenerated, Dr. Janssen can take gum tissue from different areas of the mouth and graft it into place using sutures.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique™
The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is a noninvasive receding gums treatment provided by Dr. Janssen. The cutting edge technology of this procedure allows Dr. Janssen to correct gum recession without any incisions or sutures. Healing time, discomfort, and pain are minimal after the procedure is completed. The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is an excellent alternative to traditional receding gums treatment.
A comprehensive exam can help us determine the best method of which to treat your receding gum tissues. Call Dr. Janssen in Green Bay, WI today for your personal consultation to reverse gum recession.