Ellicott City, MD (PRWEB) June 30, 2014
Dr. Stoker now offers patients suffering from gum recession in Ellicott City an incision free, minimally invasive treatment option to correct receding gums and restore a healthy smile. The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is considered a ‘breakthrough’ procedure for correcting gum recession and is a great alternative to its highly invasive grafting counterpart.
Gum recession in Elliot City is a common dental problem where the gum tissue margin surrounding the teeth pulls back, exposing more of the tooth including the tooth’s root. With receding gums, gaps form between the teeth as the gums and bone recede, making it much easier for bacteria and plaque to buildup. If gum recession is left untreated, serious structural damage can occur and result in tooth and bone loss. Because gum recession is a gradual process, the symptoms can be hard to recognize, but the most common symptom of gum recession is tooth sensitivity or tooth elongation.
Most commonly, gum recession is caused by advanced gum disease, but there are also other factors that contribute to receding gums and include improper brushing, teeth grinding habits, and genetic predispositions. Even some orthodontic treatments and traditional gum surgery can be responsible for receding gums, as both can impact healthy tissues.
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is a much different procedure than gum grafting. It employs special instruments to make a small, pin sized hole to gently loosen and guide gum tissue over the root where gum recession has taken place. This technique is unique because it does not require any cutting or stitching and there are very few post-procedure symptoms like bleeding, pain, and swelling. Another unique advantage of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is the cosmetic improvement that can be seen by patients immediately following the procedure.
To learn more about gum recession in Ellicott City, the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™, or Dr. Stoker and her dental services, visit her website at http://www.columbiamarylanddentist.com and call (443) 393-2203.
About the Doctor:
Dr. Patricia S. Stoker is a general dentist bringing personalized dental care to patients in Columbia, MD with over 20 years of private practice experience. Dr. Stoker graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, and she was selected for the prestigious General Practice Residency at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, where she received intensive training in advanced dentistry. To learn more about Dr. Stoker and her dental services, visit her website at http://www.columbiamarylanddentist.com and call (443) 393-2203.