Winchester, VA (PRWEB) January 23, 2015
Dr. Jeff Dickson with the Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute is pleased to announce the availability of a state-of-the-art receding gums treatment at his office in Winchester, VA. Patients who have suffered from the devastating effects of periodontal disease can enjoy smiling again thanks to the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ (PST™), a minimally invasive procedure that restores the gum line without incisions or sutures.
Gum recession develops in many ways. When an individual does not brush and floss regularly, experiences hormone changes or grinds teeth, receding gums are more likely to occur. Poor oral hygiene also affects the gums, as plaque builds up around the roots of teeth and hardens into calculus. This substance inflames the gums, causing them to pull away from tooth roots. Periodontal disease often results from calculus build-up, so regular brushing, flossing and professional dental cleanings are critical for oral health.
Recession may not be immediately obvious because the condition frequently occurs gradually. Symptoms include sensitive teeth, tender gums, a longer tooth line and exposed roots. People who avoid treatment place themselves at risk for periodontal disease as the gaps widen and allow bacteria to become trapped below the gum line. Dentists typically recommend gum graft procedures, which involve stitching tissue taken from the mouth or gums to the exposed area. This invasive and painful process takes weeks to heal, and is not always successful.
Residents of Winchester have a new treatment option for receding gums, thanks to PST™, a technologically advanced procedure offered at the Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute. Specialized tools restore tissue to its original position without incisions or sutures. A tiny hole is made in the affected area, tissue is loosened and pulled over the root, and a collagen strip is inserted to hold the gums in place. New tissue growth is stimulated by this procedure, which increases the likelihood of success. A patient can have up to ten teeth treated in a one-hour session, and the results are immediately obvious.
Dr. Dickson is among the few dental professionals in the country who offer PST™ to reverse the effects of receding gums. For more information about this procedure or to schedule a consultation, residents of Winchester, VA can visit the website of the Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute.
About the Practice
Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Harrisonburg, VA and Winchester, VA. Drs. Steven Saunders, Victor Saunders and Jeff Dickson provide high quality periodontal treatment and perform procedures including dental implants, laser gum disease treatment, minimally invasive gum recession treatment, and more. Drs. Saunders and Dickson are committed to providing patients with exceptional dental care, and belong 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 Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute and their dental services, please visit their website at http://www.implantdocs.us or call (800) 525-4867.