Port Orange, FL (PRWEB) November 11, 2014
Dr. Raymond Kenzik, a periodontist near Port Orange, FL, now offers his patients a new treatment, the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™), which can correct receding gums without any large incisions or sutures. This gum recession treatment poses a low risk of adverse effects, from pain to infection. It also can help patients avoid health risks associated with receding gums, such as root decay or damage.
During the PST™ procedure, Dr. Kenzik does not cut or relocate healthy gum tissue; instead, he directly corrects the position of the receding tissue. Dr. Kenzik makes a small pinhole opening in the tissue, uses a tiny tool to reach through the opening, and gently loosens the gum tissue until it can be moved to a more natural position. This procedure allows Dr. Kenzik to correct even fairly widespread recession in one appointment. With gum grafting, meanwhile, patients might have to visit a periodontist near Port Orange, FL two or more times to allow for healing between procedures. After PST™, no sutures are necessary. As a minimally invasive gum recession treatment, PST™ offers a low risk of pain, bleeding, or infection. Patients often resume their usual activities the next day.
It is easy to view gum recession as a cosmetic issue, but Dr. Kenzik urges patients to take the health consequences of the condition seriously. Receding gums can leave teeth exposed to trauma and infection. Additionally, gum recession can be a sign of more serious oral health problems. Gum disease, inadequate hygiene, aggressive brushing, and tooth grinding or clenching can all result in gum recession. Patients who notice signs of gum recession and promptly visit a periodontist near Port Orange, FL can learn whether the recession is due to harmful factors. Even if recession is due to other variables, such as hormonal changes or genetics, Dr. Kenzik can effectively correct the condition with PST™.
Since gum recession occurs slowly, many people do not immediately realize they need gum recession treatment. Dr. Kenzik advises patients to watch for visible changes in the appearance of their teeth, the contour of the gum line, and the color and texture of the base of their teeth. Enhanced feelings of tooth sensitivity can also signify recession. People who notice these signs are encouraged to protect their oral health and call Dr. Kenzik’s office to schedule a consultation.
About the Doctor
Dr. Raymond A. Kenzik is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for patients in Ormond Beach, FL since 1981. Dr. Kenzik received his dental degree from Emory University College of Dentistry in Atlanta, GA after spending four years at the University Of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He completed his advanced specialty training in periodontics at Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. Dr. Kenzik is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Dr. Kenzik and his dental services, visit his website at http://www.drkenzik.com and call (386) 492-9242.