What Gum Recession Means for Your Health
A number of factors can cause receding gums but the most common cause of gingival recession is periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a vicious cycle of bacteria growing and spreading throughout your mouth and its health affects have been shown to spread through your bloodstream, and worsen other serious health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. Without a protective barrier of gum tissue our teeth and bone are far more susceptible to the damage of outside stimuli causing decay and disease.
Traditional Gum Recession Surgery
Until now, traditional surgery to correct receding gums has involved cutting tissue from another part of the mouth and stitching it onto the areas of recession. This procedure can be painful and rather invasive. Dr. Bradley Ross is happy to offer his patients a minimally-invasive alternative with the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™).