Gum disease is quite common among adults in the United States. In fact, it is so common that many people may not think it is a big deal. However, when left untreated, gum disease can quickly advance and even lead to gum recession. Once it sets in, the only effective course of treatment is to visit your periodontist in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The good news is that even if you are currently experiencing a receding gum line, Dr. Tom McCawley and Dr. Mark McCawley may be able to help with special gum treatment.
Traditional Gum Grafting
Traditional gum grafting is an invasive procedure that is still in use today. Your periodontist takes healthy gum tissue from one part of your mouth and uses it to build up the gums in the diseased or recessed areas. This is a surgical procedure that you need to prepare for in advance and that requires time to heal.
Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique or PST™ is a minimally invasive alternative to a gum graft. Instead of taking healthy gum from one part of the mouth and moving it to another, Dr. McCawley uses specialized tools to make a pin-sized hole in the gums and carefully adjust them to a more appropriate position. Because it is minimally invasive, there is less downtime after the procedure and less pain involved overall.
The Right Treatment for Your Needs
While both treatment options can lead to successful results, there are definitely advantages to PST™ for patients who qualify. You should schedule a consultation with Dr. McCawley to assess your personal situation and goals. This will help you determine which procedure may be the right choice for you.
Learn More Today
Advancements in dental technology have made it possible to treat gum recession without invasive surgical techniques. If you are suffering from advanced gum disease and looking for treatment options, contact our office to learn more about what Dr. McCawley and our team can do for you.