Gum Recession, Long Teeth - SMILE BOUTIQUE GROUP, CA

Sensitive Teeth?

You May Have Gum Recession

Do you feel like your teeth are becoming more sensitive or appear longer? These are common signs of receding gums. While this condition may not seem worrisome or simply a cosmetic issue, it can become severe over time and cause irreversible damage to your gum tissue and teeth. This is especially true if your gum recession is a result of aggressive tooth brushing, teeth grinding, crooked teeth, trauma, or genetics. It’s the main symptom of gum disease, too, so having our team evaluate your gums is important to the long-term health of your smile. Timely gum recession treatment can preserve the health of your natural teeth and restore healthier gum tissue that looks and functions properly. We offer traditional gum grafting and the minimally invasive Pinhole® Surgical Technique to treat gum recession in Beverly Hills, Northridge, and Thousand Oaks, CA. Our experienced periodontist and dentists are skilled in treating your receding gums and can ensure you’re getting the treatment you need to restore oral health and function.

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The Risks of Gum Recession

  • Sensitive teeth and gums
  • Tooth decay
  • Loosening teeth
  • Shifting bite
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth loss

Our Treatments for Gum Recession

Gum Grafting

Gum grafting involves taking a sample of gum tissue from the roof of your mouth or a donor source and using it to cover the exposed tooth roots. We provide varying levels of sedation, including IV sedation, to ensure your treatment is comfortable and pain-free. Recovery generally takes about two weeks, with swelling and discomfort resolving in a few days. Once fully healed, your gum tissue will be stronger and healthier than before.​

Pinhole Surgical Technique

The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) is the minimally invasive alternative to gum grafting surgery. With PST, we use a specialized tool to make a tiny hole in the gum tissue above the tooth. Through this pinhole, the gums are loosened and then repositioned back over the exposed teeth. PST is a quick and effective procedure that doesn’t need incisions or sutures. Most patients can return to normal activities on the day of the procedure.

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