Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) December 09, 2014
Dr. Michael Burgardt of Burgardt Family Dentistry, P.C. is pleased to announce that patients in Grand Rapids, MI can now receive treatment for their receding gums at his office. Dr. Burgardt is one of the few general dentists who have been trained in the Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™, a new gum graft alternative that provides patients with an instantaneous improvement on their smiles without the pain associated with traditional gum surgery.
Gum recession is a common problem throughout the United States and around the world. It occurs when the gum tissue surrounding the teeth begins to wear away or pull back, exposing the roots of the teeth. This may result in more tooth sensitivity and the appearance of having longer teeth, which may cause embarrassment. Unfortunately, gum disease is not the only cause of recession, so many people may suffer from its effects in their lives. Other causes include a genetic predisposition to the condition, aggressive or improper teeth brushing techniques, hormonal changes, grinding and clenching of the teeth, and the use of orthodontic appliances.
Patients in Grand Rapids, MI no longer need to put off seeking treatment for their receding gums due to fear of gum surgery. Traditional options include taking a section of tissue from the palate of the mouth and grafting it in place to cover the receding areas. This can be painful and may involve a long healing process. Using the Pinhole Surgical Technique, Dr. Burgardt eliminates the need for painful procedures. This gum graft alternative involves placing a small hole in the gums above the recessed tooth. Using specially designed tools, the doctor gently loosens and repositions the gums through the hole so that the roots are no longer exposed. After that, simple collagen strips are used to keep the gums in their new position until they are able to properly heal and reattach to the teeth.
In addition to eliminating the need for painful grafts, the Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™ results in no bleeding or swelling. Grand Rapids, MI patients with receding gums are encouraged to contact Dr. Burgardt for treatment. Those who would like to schedule an appointment to learn more about this gum graft alternative can contact the doctor’s office.
About the Practice
Burgardt Family Dentistry, P.C. is a general practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Ludington, MI. Dr. Michael Burgardt earned his B.S. degree in Physiology from Michigan State University, and graduated top of his class from dental school at the University of Michigan. He also completed the Advanced Education General Dentistry residency program at the University of Detroit. Dr. Burgardt and his team are committed to providing patients with high quality, comprehensive care. To learn more about Burgardt Family Dentistry, P.C visit their website at http://www.burgardtdentistry.com or call (231) 843-9810 to schedule a consultation.