Do you have gum retraction? Do your teeth look longer because the root of the teeth is being exposed? You are not alone! 50% of the population between 18 and 64 years old and up to 90% of the population over 65 suffer the same problem.
When the gums retract, they expose a part of the root of the teeth, which is not protected by the dental enamel. In most cases, that area of the teeth that is exposed ends up generating tooth sensitivity when brushing teeth and when eating cold or hot foods. This exposed area, in addition to being unesthetic, is more vulnerable to tooth decay and wear, and a retracted gingiva is often more vulnerable to problems of inflammation (gingivitis or periodontitis).
The main causes are bruxism (grinding of teeth), inflammation of the gums, a misalignment of the teeth, a very aggressive brushing, the presence of a lip frenum or interference with foreign bodies such as piercings, nibbling pens, etc.
The problem does not solve by itself, and tends to get worse over time. Traditionally, the solution to this problem was to perform multiple complex gingival graft surgeries.
Today we have the revolutionary new technique called Pinhole Surgical Technique. Our professionals were the pioneers in importing this technique to our country and today we are a center of reference in Europe.
The Pinhole technique is more conservative and predictable than conventional techniques. It is more comfortable and recovery is much faster. The results are visible from the first day.
It does not use scalpels or sutures. The whole procedure is done through mini-access holes in the bottom of the lip (hence the name of the technique "Pinhole").
If you have receding gums and want to know more about this new procedure, our experts can help you.
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