Altamonte Springs, FL (PRWEB) January 06, 2015
Altamonte Springs, FL residents now have a technologically advanced alternative to the conventional treatments for receding gums. Drs. Richard Chace, Jr., Rodney F. Horvat and Scott G. Cohen are now accepting new patients from Altamonte Springs to experience the Pinhole Surgical Technique™, a minimally invasive procedure that restores the gum line. Not only does this method provide relief from root sensitivity, it also gives patients an immediate improvement in their smile.
A number of risk factors may contribute to gum recession, including aggressive brushing techniques, hormone changes and tobacco use. The recession of gum tissue leaves tooth roots exposed causing sensitivity and self-consciousness at the altered appearance of the teeth. The gaps that form as the gums pull away allow bacteria to become trapped around the roots, allowing gum disease bacteria to flourish. Pockets of bacteria develop in the gaps increasing the severity of the recession and encouraging the advancement of gum disease.
To inhibit the consequences of receding gums, many periodontists in Altamonte Springs, FL recommend gum grafting techniques. In gum grafting, tissue is taken from another area in the mouth and stitched to the gums over the affected area. Another method of gum grafting often used is to cut a flap of healthy tissue near the receded area and stitch it in place across the exposed root. With the Pinhole Surgical Technique™, patients can have receding gums treated without the cutting and stitching involved with gum grafting.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ was developed to reduce oral trauma and make patients more comfortable with periodontal care while increasing the likelihood for success. At the practice of Drs. Chace, Horvat and Cohen, this unique receding gums treatment is now available for residents of Altamonte Springs, FL. Using a specialized tool, the periodontist creates a tiny pinhole in the gums and loosens the tissue. Once it is guided back in place, a collagen strip is inserted to prevent further recession and stimulate healthy tissue growth. Several teeth can be treated in a one-hour session, and most patients report feeling no discomfort the following day.
Individuals in Altamonte Springs, FL can start the New Year with improved oral health. More information is available about the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ for gum recession and advanced periodontal treatment for gum disease on the doctors’ website.
About the Doctors
Drs. Richard Chace, Jr., Rodney F. Horvat and Scott G. Cohen are periodontists offering personalized dental care for patients in Winter Park, FL since 1945. It was the first periodontal practice to open in the state of Florida. The practice focuses on periodontal treatments such as dental implants and laser gum surgery. Drs. Horvat and Cohen are part of one percent of dental professionals providing the only FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Drs. Chace, Horvat and Cohen visit their website at http://www.periodoctors.com and call (407) 412-7240.