Drs. Reid Nelson and Doug Lowy Expand Patient Services for Receding Gums Treatment, Now Offer Georgetown, KY Residents the Pinhole Surgical Technique™

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Drs. Reid Nelson and Doug Lowy are now accepting patients from Georgetown, KY to receive Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™), a new alternative to gum grafting, at their Louisville office. This minimally invasive procedure can correct even severe gum recession without any large cuts or sutures, reducing the risk that patients will experience complications or unwanted side effects.

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Drs. Reid Nelson and Doug Lowy now accept patients from Georgetown, KY for the minimally invasive Pinhole Surgical Technique™ to treat receding gums. This new gum recession treatment introduces a low risk of complications, such as bleeding, infection and delayed healing. In most cases, the procedure can effectively correct even severe or widespread recession in one appointment.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ does not require the harvesting or relocation of healthy gum tissue; instead, Drs. Nelson and Lowy directly reposition the tissue that has receded. By making a tiny incision in the affected tissue and then using a small tool to reach through the incision and loosen the gum tissue, the doctors can move the receding tissue to a more natural position. No sutures are needed to stabilize the new position of the gum tissue, and the minimally invasive nature of the procedure reduces the likelihood of infections and other complications. Most patients from Georgetown, KY, experience minimal pain or discomfort following this receding gums treatment.

The PST™ procedure offers both cosmetic improvements and health benefits for people suffering from receding gums in Georgetown, KY. Gum recession can leave teeth vulnerable to infection and trauma. Teeth may also become more sensitive and mobile as they lose the support and protection that healthy gum tissue provides. Besides addressing these issues, gum recession treatment with Drs. Nelson and Lowy lets patients learn whether they need additional treatments to preserve their oral health. Sometimes, gum recession occurs due to factors such as genetics or hormonal levels. However, it often is associated with oral health habits or problems, such as aggressive brushing, inadequate hygiene, teeth grinding or gum disease. If this is the case, early diagnosis can greatly reduce the risk of long-term health complications.

Visual changes in tooth length, gum pocket depth or gum health are common symptoms of gum recession. Some patients also notice the appearance of the yellow or etched cementum at the base of their teeth. Patients who see these warning signs are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Drs. Nelson and Lowy at their practice office in Louisville to determine whether they may benefit from the Pinhole Surgical Technique™.

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.

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