Concord, NH (PRWEB) November 17, 2014
Drs. Austin Wang and Tracey Vest now offer the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ (PST™), a state-of-the-art procedure to treat receding gums, to Concord, NH residents. PST™ treats receding gums by gently guiding the gums back into place over the roots of teeth without painful grafts.
During recession, some patients may experience symptoms such as teeth that look longer than the others, or sensitivity to hot or cold foods or beverages. This is due to a lack of protective tissue covering the root of the tooth. When the gums pull away from the root, hot, sweet or cold substances can cause pain. The patient is forced to limit food and drink choices to prevent sensitivity.
Traditional treatment options include tissue grafting, where tissue from another area in the patients mouth is taken and sutured into place over the recessed area. While this can be an effective treatment for gum recession, PST™ is less invasive and has a much quicker recovery period.
With PST™, Drs. Wang and Vest use a special dental tool to create a tiny hole in the gums so that tissue can be loosened and guided back over the roots of the tooth. The gums are held in place with a strip of collagen, which stimulates new collagen growth, as well. Up to ten teeth can be treated during one visit, and recovery time is typically about a day.
Patients in Concord, NH who have receding gums but do not want to undergo a grafting procedure can schedule a consultation to find out if they are a good candidate for the Pinhole Surgical Technique™.
About the Practice
Cornerstone Periodontics & Implants, PLLC is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Lebanon, NH. Dr. Austin H. Wang received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois and completed his residency training at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He also earned a Master’s degree in Oral Biology in conjunction with the completion of his specialty certification in 1996. Dr. Wang went on to serve as a part-time clinical professor at the University of Illinois as well as the Periodontal Section Head for the General Practice Residency program at the Illinois Masonic Hospital Dental Clinic for the next seven years. Dr. Wang is among the one percent of dental professionals providing the only FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about the services available at Cornerstone Periodontics & Implants, PLLC, please visit http://www.cornerstoneperio.com or call 855-650-9090.