Palm Harbor, FL (PRWEB) August 11, 2014
Patients in Palm Harbor, FL who are suffering from receding gums will no longer feel like they have to hide their smiles after seeking treatment from Dr. Dan Knellinger of Knellinger Dental Excellence. Gum disease that leads to gum recession can be a devastating condition to deal with, and its effects can reach into other areas of a patient’s life. Patients with recession are often self-conscious about their appearance and experience a loss of confidence. Dr. Knellinger now employs the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ to easily restore gums to their natural position. When combined with an effective treatment for periodontitis, patients can once again smile without concern and regain the confidence that they previously enjoyed.
Periodontal disease is one of a handful of factors that can lead to or directly cause gum recession. When the bacteria that causes periodontitis builds up and plaque forms, the gums become irritated. This can cause the gum tissue to detach from the surface of the teeth, leading to gum recession. In order to properly treat gum recession, patients must also be successfully treated for their gum disease. Once the infection is under control and the gums are heathy, Dr. Knellinger can utilize the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ to reduce the elongated look and sensitivity of the teeth.
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is an innovative procedure from which those with receding gums in Palm Harbor can significantly benefit. Traditional gum surgery involves cutting and grafting tissue from other areas of the mouth to fill in the recessed areas. The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ requires only one small pinhole in the gums around the recessed area. Dr. Knellinger places special tools through the opening to manipulate and stretch the tissue until it covers the recessed area. Patients experience less pain, less bleeding, and a significantly reduced healing time compared to traditional surgery.
Patients with gum disease and receding gums in Palm Harbor can deeply benefit from seeking treatment from Dr. Knellinger. Those who would like more information on available treatment options can visit his website or call his office to schedule an appointment.
About the Doctor
Knellinger Dental Excellence is a general practice offering patients personalized dental care in Palm Harbor, Florida. As a father-daughter team and Palm Harbor natives, Dr. Knellinger and Dr. Verkler both attended the University of Florida and University of Louisville School of Dentistry. They are part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® protocol, an FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease treatment. Dr. Dan Knellinger also offers The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ for minimally invasive gum recession treatment. To learn more about Knellinger Dental Excellence and their services visit their website at http://www.palmharbordentistry.com and call (727) 785-3383.