Florence, KY (PRWEB) December 16, 2014
Dr. Ryan Estes has recently joined a minority of dental professionals in becoming certified to perform the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™), an alternative to traditional gum recession surgery. The minimally invasive nature of this receding gums treatment that Dr. Estes now provides, spares patients in Florence, KY from unnecessary pain, bleeding and other complications. The procedure also promises the same long-term health benefits as other gum recession treatments.
The PST™ procedure minimizes discomfort and delayed healing. The procedure requires no large incisions or sutures. Dr. Estes simply makes a tiny pinhole incision in the gums and then uses a specialized tool, which can reach through the incision, to loosen the gum tissue. This allows Dr. Estes to push the tissue back to a more normal position. Patients generally do not have to make multiple appointments with Dr. Estes in Florence, KY, since this receding gums treatment can usually correct widespread or severe recession in one session. As a minimally invasive alternative to gum surgery, PST™ poses a low risk of infection and bleeding, and many patients return to their regular routines within a day.
Though many people may think gum recession is an aesthetic issue, Dr. Estes reminds patients that prompt treatment is important for several reasons. Recession may be a sign of more serious oral health problems, such as aggressive brushing, poor oral hygiene, gum disease, teeth clenching or teeth grinding. Patients who ignore signs of recession may expose themselves to more serious oral health problems. Even when recession is due to other factors, it can have detrimental effects on the teeth. Many people experience increased sensitivity, and mobility, infection or trauma are all greater risks when the teeth are more exposed. By offering a convenient alternative to gum surgery, Dr. Estes makes it easier for patients to receive the treatment they need without negative side effects.
It is not uncommon for people in Florence, KY, to overlook their need for receding gums treatment, since changes in periodontal health often occur slowly. Dr. Estes advises patients to be aware of changes in the appearance of their smiles, the size of their gum pockets and their general periodontal health. Sensations of tooth mobility or sensitivity can also be symptoms of gum recession. Anyone who notices these signs is encouraged to make an appointment with Dr. Estes by calling his office or visiting his website.
About the Practice
Perio-Implant Care is a periodontal practice providing personalized dental care for patients in Florence, KY. Dr. Ryan Estes received his undergraduate degree from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, before earning his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Dr. Estes belongs to the one percent of dental professionals currently providing the LANAP® Protocol, the first FDA-cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about the dental services available at Perio-Implant Care please visit http://www.perioimplantcare.com or call (859) 898-0654.