Clarksville, IN (PRWEB) December 08, 2014
The periodontal team of Reid A. Nelson, DMD, and Douglas C. Lowy, MA, DMD, have extended their Louisville, KY practice. They now provide patients in Clarksville, IN the opportunity to experience the Pinhole Surgical Technique™, PST™, to correct receding gums, which are often caused by periodontal disease.
Gum recession can be caused by a number of risk factors. Genetics, hormone fluctuations, tobacco use, aggressive brushing habits, diabetes and some medications contribute to the likelihood of developing recession. Patients in Clarksville, IN who do not brush and floss twice daily or schedule professional dental cleanings twice a year are at risk for receding gums, a symptom of periodontal disease. When bacteria infects the tissue below the gum line, the damage results in pockets that pull the gums away from the roots of teeth.
For some, the gums pull away from the roots of teeth gradually. An altered smile or root sensitivity may be the first indication residents of Clarksville, IN have that gums are receding. Often periodontists recommend gum graft surgery to correct gum recession. This procedure involves taking tissue from the mouth and suturing it to the exposed area. If there is enough tissue available in the gums surrounding the tooth, a flap may be cut, pulled over the root and sewn in place. When the procedure is successful, a patient can expect to notice improvement within four to eight weeks.
Periodontists Nelson and Lowy use PST™ to correct gums quickly and with a much higher rate of success. With a specialized dental tool, a tiny hole is made in the gums, tissue is loosened and pulled back into its original position over the root. Collagen strips hold the gums in place and encourage new collagen growth for continued coverage. Up to ten teeth can be treated in an hour, and most patients report feeling no pain by the following day.
Patients in Clarksville, IN who are looking for dental care involving minimally invasive procedures to treat gum recession and periodontal disease can find more information on the website of Drs. Nelson and Lowy, at http://www.louisvilleperio.com.
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® 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.