Your gums are an important part of your smile. They not only attractively frame your teeth, but they protect the sensitive roots from damage and hold them firmly in place. If you are experiencing gum recession, then your oral health becomes compromised and you run the risk of tooth loss or other systemic health concerns. When affected by gum recession, your gum tissue will pull away from your teeth, exposing the sensitive tooth roots to damage or decay and making your teeth look longer than normal. Dr. Nammy Patel offers treatment for gum recession to restore smiles and preserve oral and overall health.
Gum grafting and the Pinhole® Surgical Technique are effective solutions to gum recession and help improve the look and function of smile.
At Green Dentistry, we offer two effective forms of gum recession care; gum grafting and the Pinhole® Surgical Technique. Gum grafting is a time-tested and effective approach to restoring your gums. By taking a sample of tissue from the roof of your mouth, or a donor source, and suturing it over the site of recession, we are able to protect the tooth roots and restore balance to your smile. After a brief healing period, the gum graft will blend seamlessly into your smile. For those interested in a gentler approach to restoring your smile, the Pinhole Surgical Technique is a non-surgical, minimally invasive approach. By simply making a small pinhole opening in the gums, Dr. Patel can adjust the gums to cover exposed tooth roots without the need of a graft or sutures. Either option can restore your oral health and smile to its natural state.
A healthy, beautiful gum line will not only preserve your teeth for a lifetime of smiles, but give you the self confidence to feel your best. With multiple options of care for gum recession in San Francisco, CA, Dr. Patel and our team can ensure you receive the care your smile needs. For those who experience dental fear or anxiety, Dr. Patel offers soothing sedation options in a calming spa-like environment so you don’t have to worry about your gum recession treatment. Offering warm blankets, essential oils and noise-cancelling headphones to every patient, Green Dentistry is your comfortable home for gum care.