Gum Recession


Gum recession can be a result of a bacterial disease, aggressive brushing, tobacco use, hormonal changes or even genetics. Regardless of the reason, receding gums will make your teeth more sensitive, vulnerable to disease-causing bacteria and also it will give your gums an uneven appearance. If left untreated, receding gums can help the supporting tissue and bone structure to become damaged and even can even result in tooth loss.

In early stages, gum recession can be treated by doing a deep cleaning and antibiotics. If the stage has advanced, surgery and gum grafting will be the solution.

At Comprehensive Dentistry St. Charles, Dr. Claudio Levato performs an innovative gum recession treatment, known as the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST*). This is a minimally invasive technique that heals faster, and you will experience less pain, and the results are as good as gum grafting.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique system and gear was developed by Dr. John Chao and Dr. Levato trained directly with Dr.Chao. He learned to perform this great procedure with precision and accuracy.

The procedure is scalpel and stitches free. It uses a small hole made by a needle to insert a specially designed tool softly and loosens the gum tissue so that it can be glided over the receded area of the tooth. Long lasting and natural looking outcomes can be obtained without having to take donor tissue from your palate. Patients are fascinated by the healing time and the results of the procedure.

Please call us today at (630) 358-4420 to schedule your consultation.

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