Gum recession is often one the most
noticeable symptoms of gum disease. Exposure of the
root of the tooth can cause extreme sensitivity, cavities, and aesthetic
concerns with your smile. Gum recession is the process in which your gums become inflamed and are absorbed or dissolve, leaving the root of the tooth exposed and giving the
appearance of having longer teeth. Whether gum recession is causing you
discomfort or negatively affecting your appearance, Dr. Kenneth Peavy and our
knowledgeable staff in Winston-Salem, NC are here to help you find a solution.
Dr. Peavy uses a variety of
new procedures to repair and improve areas of recession that do not require the
removal of tissue from the roof of your mouth.
The collagen of other mammals is so similar to ours that once it has
been processed, it can be used as a substitute for the palatal tissue once
needed. The most researched collagen is
that from pigs. It has been used from
many years in medicine and dentistry and has a proven and safe track
record. There are several new tunneling
techniques that require much smaller incisions than the older ways and we have
been getting good results with all of them.
The latest technique is
referred to as the “ Pin Hole” or Pin Hole Gum Rejuvenation Technique and the
initial incision is made with a needle instead of a scalpel!
Dr. Peavy and our staff will take the greatest care in your treatment and instruct you in proper aftercare. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile because of long teeth due to exposed roots, call our office in Winston-Salem, NC today! We are here to help you achieve your best smile.