Louisville, KY (PRWEB) January 30, 2014
This New Year, resolve to take care of gum recession by visiting Dr. Douglas Lowy for the new and innovative pinhole surgical technique. Dr. Lowy is among the few Periodontists that are trained to perform the pinhole surgery technique. Gum recession is not something to be ignored, and can be one of the first signs of gum disease. Receding gums are a very common dental issue, and most people do not even know they have it because it occurs quite gradually.
Gum recession is the course of action in which the margins of gum tissue that surrounds teeth gradually pulls back or wears away, exposing more of the tooth, and in serious cases, even the tooth root. A receding gum line can be one of the first signs of gum disease. When recession happens, gaps and pockets form between the gum line and teeth, making it easy for bacteria to build up and cause serious gum disease. If recession is left untreated, it can severely damage bone and tissue structures and can result in tooth loss.
There are many factors that can cause gums to recede, including genetics, aggressive oral hygiene, inadequate dental care, hormonal changes, tobacco and related products, grinding teeth, clenching teeth, misaligned bite, crooked teeth, and periodontal disease. The pinhole surgical technique is ideal for treating gum recession because it is an incision free and suture free procedure. Using a needle, a pinhole is made. The periodontist then uses a special instrument to loosen gum tissue gently and move it over the part of the tooth with the receded gum line. This procedure is ideal for patients because there are very few post-procedure symptoms.
Gum recession is not something to be taken lightly. This New Year, resolve to fix gum recession before it becomes a serious problem. Those looking for a Louisville periodontist, look no further than LN Periodontics. For more information on the pinhole surgical technique, or LN Periodontics call (502) 653-8185, or visit their website at http://www.louisvilleperio.com.
About the Doctor
LN Periodontics is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Louisville, KY. The practice is led by Dr. Doug Lowy and Dr. Reid Nelson. Dr. Lowy received his B.A. in Earth Science and Mathematics from Newark State College and his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Morehead State University. He completed his dentistry training at University of Louisville and his Periodontal Certificate from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Lowy is an assistant professor of periodontics at the University of Louisville and is course director of a hands-on periodontal course for sophomore dental students. Dr. Nelson received his DMD at the University Of Louisville School Of Dentistry, and became certified in Periodontics from the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Nelson is currently involved in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and is a member of many professional organizations such as the American Academy of Periodontology. Both doctors are part of one percent of dental professionals who offer LANAP laser gum surgery for gum disease treatment. To learn more about LN Periodontics and their dental services visit their website at http://www.louisvilleperio.com and call (502) 653-8185.