Gum Recession Treatments at SLC Dental
Dr. Palmer tailors treatment plans based on each patient’s specific case of gum recession. Gum grafting procedures are commonly used to restore lost gum tissue and protect tooth roots. The three main types of gum grafting are:
Connective tissue grafts involve taking a thin strip of tissue from the roof of the mouth or a tissue bank and then stitching it around the exposed roots. It restores lost gum height, covers tooth roots, and reduces sensitivity.
Pinhole Surgical Technique
Pinhole surgery is a scalpel-free, suture-free method where tiny pinholes are made in the gums to gently loosen them. The graft material is inserted under the gums through the pinholes to fill in the receded areas without incisions. Patients experience less post-op pain and faster recovery than traditional grafting.
These and other minimally invasive techniques used by Dr. Palmer can greatly improve comfort while restoring healthy, beautiful gums.