Jeffersonville, IN (PRWEB) November 05, 2014
Drs. Reid Nelson and Doug Lowy have joined a small number of dental professionals offering the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) as an alternative to gum graft surgery. The doctors now offer this minimally invasive procedure to people in Jeffersonville, IN, who suffer from receding gums and associated symptoms, such as sensitive teeth. This new treatment promises patients a relatively easy recovery and almost instant cosmetic improvement.
PST™ does not require cutting, sutures or a lengthy recovery period. For the procedure, a small hole is made in the receding gum tissue. Then a special tool is used to loosen the gum tissue until it can gently be pushed into a more normal position. Drs. Lowy and Nelson can treat most patients during a single session that lasts less than two hours. After the procedure is over, effects such as bleeding and pain are minimal and the risk of infection is small. Most patients return to their regular activities within a day of the procedure.
Receding gums can introduce many health risks, which is why Drs. Lowy and Nelson encourage their patients in Jeffersonville, IN, not to delay treatment. Besides giving rise to sensitive teeth and changes in smile appearance, gum recession leaves teeth exposed and prone to decay. Gum recession can also be an early sign of other oral health problems, such as periodontal disease. If patients seek treatment early enough, Dr. Lowy or Dr. Nelson can identify any health problems underlying the gum recession and provide treatment or advice to manage those problems.
The signs of gum recession can be subtle. Drs. Nelson and Lowy advise patients to watch for signs such as changes in tooth length or appearance and sensitive teeth. People from Jeffersonville, IN, who suspect that they may have receding gums are encouraged to schedule a consultation with Drs. Lowy and Reid by calling their office.
About the Practice
Nelson & Lowy, psc. is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Louisville, KY. The practice is led by Dr. Reid Nelson and Dr. Doug Lowy. Dr. Nelson received his DMD at the University Of Louisville School Of Dentistry, and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology after studying periodontology at 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 and the Academy of Osseointegration. He lectures at the University Of Louisville School Of Dentistry for both graduate and undergraduate levels. 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. Both doctors are certified to offer advanced treatments such as LANAP® laser gum treatment and the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™. To learn more about Nelson & Lowy, psc. and their dental services visit their website at http://www.louisvilleperio.com and call (502) 653-8185.