A Cutting-Edge Procedure for the Treatment of Receding Gums is Now Available to Fayetteville, AR Residents, through Dr. Wes Shelton

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Dr. Wes Shelton now provides patients who have receding gums with a new, less-invasive alternative to gum grafting, the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™). This receding gum treatment corrects gum recession without causing patients to experience unnecessary discomfort or a prolonged healing time after treatment with a periodontist in Arkansas.

Dr. Wes Shelton Now Offers a Minimally Invasive Treatment for Receding Gums

Dr. Wes Shelton now offers a cutting-edge treatment, the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™), to people who need to visit a periodontist in Arkansas for receding gum treatment. This treatment is minimally invasive, so patients have a low likelihood of experiencing issues such as discomfort, bleeding, or infection after the procedure. People who visit Dr. Shelton early for this gum recession treatment may significantly lower their risk of health complications related to gum recession or its underlying causes.

Receding gum treatment can improve comfort, prevent teeth from becoming mobile, and reduce the risk of teeth being infected or damaged while exposed. Just as importantly, when patients seek gum recession treatment, the treating doctor has the opportunity to determine whether the recession is due to a harmful oral health condition or habit. For instance, common causes of gum recession include periodontal disease, too little brushing, or overaggressive brushing. All of these gum recession causes may put people at risk for other oral health problems, such as infections, tooth damage, and even tooth loss. People may offset these risks by visiting a periodontist in Arkansas soon after they notice that recession is occurring.

With PST™, Dr. Shelton provides patients with a convenient and efficient treatment for gum recession. Instead of removing and relocating healthy gum tissue, the procedure focuses directly on the gum tissue that has receded. After a small pinhole incision has been made in the gum tissue, a specialized instrument is used to loosen the tissue and move it to a more natural position. The procedure does not require any sutures. Most patients notice minimal bleeding or discomfort and resume their normal activities the following day.

Dr. Shelton encourages patients to pay attention to signs of gum recession and schedule a consultation if they believe they need receding gum treatment. Changes in tooth appearance, sensitivity, and even positioning are often warning signs that gum recession is occurring. He welcomes new and returning patients who need to see a periodontist in Arkansas to call one of the practice offices in Fayetteville, Rogers, Harrison, or Fort Smith to schedule a consultation.

About the Practice

Arkansas Periodontal and Implant Associates is a periodontal practice with office locations in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Rogers, and Harrison, Arkansas. Dr. Wes Shelton earned his dental degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 2007. While there, he was awarded the Dean’s Certificate of Achievement and Dr. Kenneth L. Frame and Sara Jo Frame-Mazur Scholarship Award. After graduating dental school with honors, Dr. Shelton continued his training with a residency at the University of Tennessee and V.A. Hospital in Memphis, where he completed a Masters in Dental Science and received his certificate in Periodontics. Dr. Shelton is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is the only practicing board-certified periodontist in the Northwest Arkansas area. To learn more about Arkansas Periodontal and Implant Associates please visit the website at http://www.nwaperio.com or call the Fayetteville office at (479) 521-6400, the Rogers office at (479) 636-8800, the Fort Smith office at (479) 785-4848 or the Harrison office at (866) 521-6400.

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