Gum Recession Treatment in Melbourne
New Hope for Gum Recession sufferers
As early as the early 1960s, periodontists have been well aware of the advantages of healthy gum tissue in withstanding the mechanical stresses that attack the teeth.
What is gum recession?
If you have a lot gum tissue around your teeth, you're in great shape. But as we get older, we lose more and more of that gum tissue and the result is “gum recession.” The roots of the tooth that are supposed to be protected by the gum tissue are now exposed. Root sensitivity is one consequence.
The more devastating consequence is the erosion of the root surface. You'll feel the erosion as a cupped-out or grooved portion of the root at the gum line. If your fingernail finds a depression in the root, you have erosion. That erosion worsens over time, producing a weakness in the tooth, just the same as there would be weakness in a tree if you started to chop it down with an ax.
Pinhole® Surgical Technique
One of the most revolutionary advancements in treatment for receding gums is the Pinhole Surgical Technique. Having received special training for this new procedure, Dr. Lee Sheldon and Dr. Michel Furtado can treat receding gums without the need for more invasive surgery. By creating a pinhole-sized access point, they can gently shift the gum tissue to cover the exposed tooth roots. No sutures are required, and a full-mouth procedure can be completed in just one visit!
Learn more about the minimally invasive Pinhole Surgical Technique.
Rely on gum tissue replacement experience and training
Dr. Lee Sheldon has provided comprehensive implant, periodontic and full-mouth rehabilitation dentistry to Brevard County area residents for over 30 years.