Gum Recession Treatment Options

Gum Recession Treatment

In order to restore your oral health, you will need to seek professional treatment with Dr. Allan Huang for receding gums.

Gum recession treatment options and prevention include:

  • Gum Graft Procedure
  • Periodontal Therapy
  • Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST)
  • Switching to a Soft Bristled or Electric Toothbrush

Dr. Huang shows pinhole technique to patient - Las Vegas, NV

Restore Your Beautiful Smile with Gum Recession Treatment Options

Gum recession can make you look older than you are. They can also leave your teeth vulnerable to a greater number of plaque and bacteria. Without gum recession treatment options in Las Vegas, NV, you may experience tooth sensitivity, discoloration, and increased incidence of root damage or decay. There are several successful methods available to correct receding gums offered by Dr. Allen Huang. If you are suffering from loss of gum tissue, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Huang to discuss your options for treatment, which may include the following:

  • The Pinhole Surgical Technique™
  • Connective tissue grafts
  • Flap surgery

Successful Gum Recession Treatment Options

The Pinhole Surgical Technique™

Performed without incisions or stitches, the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ restores your gum lines with minimal discomfort and downtime. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities the day following the procedure. With the Pinhole Surgical Technique™, Dr. Huang will create a small hole in the gum tissue near the affected tooth and then use a special instrument to loosen the connective tissue. The gum line is restored to healthy levels and held in place with collagen while it heals in the desired position.

Connective Tissue Grafts

While there are other types of grafts, connective tissue is the most common. In this method, donor tissue is collected from under a flap in the roof of your mouth and then stitched to cover the exposed tooth root. Over time, the new tissue integrates with the existing tissue to create a healthier gum line.

Flap Surgery

Flap surgery is used to both treat gum disease and gum recession at the same time. In flap surgery, the tissue is retracted to enable access to deep plaque and tartar deposits within periodontal pockets. The diseased tissue is removed and the remaining tissue is stitched into place, forming a new barrier for your root surfaces. A regenerative membrane or other material is often placed to encourage tissue regrowth and reattachment.