Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) November 26, 2014
An advanced gum recession treatment is now available to Birmingham, AL residents, through Dr. Leigh W. Kent. The minimally invasive Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) is an alternative to gum grafting, that uses a tiny pinhole to treat recessed gums. Dr. Kent is now able to provide almost immediate improvement to her patients in the look and health of their gum line.
Gum recession is not only unsightly, but it is also unhealthy when left untreated. Progressive damage that continues to develop in most cases of receding gums is irreversible. As more of the teeth and roots are exposed with receding gums, they become vulnerable to irreparable damage that can lead to tooth loss. Some of the early signs of gum recession include:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Teeth that look longer
- Ridges in the teeth near the gum line
Many people have avoided treatment for receding gums out of fear of invasive surgical procedures that have traditionally been used. The cutting, moving, and stitching of gum tissue involved in gum grafting can now be avoided with the PST™ in a few quick and simple office visits. With the new option for gum recession treatment in Birmingham, AL, Dr. Kent is able to improve the gum lines of her patients immediately with less pain and recovery time.
With a tiny pinhole Dr. Kent is able to access the gum tissue and stretch it to cover the areas of recession for improved appearance and gum health. Patients experience little to no bleeding, swelling or risk of infection from the procedure. Most patients are able to return to life activities soon after the procedure, as there is no need for strong sedatives or pain medications with the treatment.
For more details about the new gum grafting alternative that Birmingham, AL patients are receiving for improvement in the look and health of their gums, visit Dr. Kent's website at http://www.drleighwkent.com.
About the Doctor
Dr. Leigh Kent is a periodontist with over 17 years of experience, offering personalized dental care for patients in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Kent is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In addition to her undergraduate and dental degree, she completed a Ph.D. in microbiology and a residency in periodontics. Dr. Kent is the current President of the Alabama Dental Association, and is also a member of the Alabama Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Kent is committed to providing patients with a high level of personalized, gentle care. To learn more about Dr. Kent and the services she provides, visit her website at http://www.drleighwkent.com or call (205) 255-3811.