Lebanon, OR (PRWEB) December 10, 2014
People suffering from gum recession can now enjoy the benefits of a less-invasive alternative to gum grafting when they visit Dr. Dennis W. Clark for the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™). This new procedure corrects receding gums while minimizing trauma and the risk of adverse outcomes. Dr. Clark has joined a small minority of dental professionals as a dentist in Lebanon, OR, who offers this treatment; many professionals are not yet qualified to perform the procedure.
With PST™, Dr. Clark does not have to cause unnecessary harm to healthy gum tissue. He begins the procedure by making a tiny pinhole incision in the affected gum tissue. Using a small, specialized tool, he then reaches through the incision and carefully loosens the gum tissue until he can push it toward the end of the tooth, restoring a more natural gumline. Dr. Clark does not have to place any sutures at the end of the procedure. Most patients experience little bleeding or discomfort afterward. Infections are also unlikely, since the procedure is minimally invasive.
Visiting Dr. Clark for PST™ offers a few health benefits for patients with receding gums. The procedure ensures that teeth are not left exposed to trauma or infection, and it can improve personal comfort by reducing tooth sensitivity. As an experienced dentist, Dr. Clark can also use the appointment as an opportunity to determine whether his patients in Lebanon, OR and the Mid-Willamette Valley require treatment for other underlying health issues. Gum recession can be an early sign of periodontal disease. Recession can also be associated with teeth grinding, poor brushing techniques, and inadequate oral hygiene routines. If left uncorrected, all of these conditions or habits may result in additional health complications. Dr. Clark helps patients protect their health by diagnosing the underlying problem and providing advice or necessary treatment.
People who notice signs of gum recession should not delay making an appointment with Dr. Clark. Besides changes in apparent gum position or tooth length, those with receding gums may notice increased tooth sensitivity, deepening of the gum pockets, and feelings of tooth mobility. People who notice these warning signs can minimize long-term health risks by visiting Lebanon, OR, dentist Dr. Clark. Current and prospective patients are welcome to call Dr. Clark’s office directly to schedule the appointment.
About the Doctor
Dr. Dennis W. Clark is a general dentist offering personalized dental care for patients in Lebanon, OR. Dr. Clark offers a wide range of dental procedures at his contemporary, full service practice, including Laser Gum Therapy, Oral Surgery, Root Canal Treatment and Cosmetic Solutions such as Invisalign Wireless Braces, Snap On Smiles, Bleaching, Crowns, Bridges and Veneers. Dr. Clark actively participates in continuing education courses to ensure his patients receive the latest in dental technology and procedures. To learn more about Dr. Clark and the dental services he provides, please visit his website at http://www.LaserDennisT.com or call (541) 451-1440.