Hanover, NH (PRWEB) January 26, 2015
Hanover, NH patients searching for a less invasive treatment for their receding gums can now see Dr. Austin Wang and Dr. Tracey Vest for the Pinhole Surgical Technique™. This innovative gum surgery option allows the doctors to repair the damage done by gum recession suture-free, unlike in traditional gum surgery. When patients undergo the procedure, they experience little to no bleeding, little pain or discomfort, and have a far shorter recovery and healing time.
While periodontal disease is the leading cause of gum recession, other factors such as genetics, tooth brushing routine and hormonal changes can also cause the condition. Additional causes include tobacco use, clenching of the teeth and grinding, crooked or misaligned teeth, orthodontics and body piercings. All of these things can lead to the gums pulling away from the teeth, leaving them with increased sensitivity and an elongated look. Unfortunately, once this condition takes hold, the gums do not grow back. Without treatment, the teeth may begin to loosen and fall out.
When Hanover, NH patients discover that they have receding gums, they can now turn to Dr. Wang and Dr. Vest for the Pinhole Surgical Treatment™. This gum surgery alternative allows the doctors to put the gums back where they should be, covering the exposed root and providing patients with an instantaneous cosmetic result. During the procedure, the doctors use a small tool to place a pinhole in the gums above where the recession has occurred. Through the hole, the doctors use tools specifically designed for this procedure to gently ease the gums back into their regular position. The gums are held in place by collagen strips that are absorbed by the body when the area has properly healed.
Patients should always be aware of gum recession and check to ensure that they are not suffering from the condition. Its gradual occurrence often leaves patients surprised when the condition is finally discovered and gum surgery is necessary to correct it. Those in Hanover, NH who are already suffering from the condition, however, can receive more information about receding gums and PST™ by contacting Dr. Wang and Dr. Vest’s Lebanon office for more information.
About the Practice
Cornerstone Periodontics & Implants, PLLC is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Lebanon, NH. Dr. Austin H. Wang received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois and completed his residency training at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He also earned a Master’s degree in Oral Biology in conjunction with the completion of his specialty certification in 1996. Dr. Wang went on to serve as a part-time clinical professor at the University of Illinois as well as the Periodontal Section Head for the General Practice Residency program at the Illinois Masonic Hospital Dental Clinic for the next seven years. Dr. Tracey M. Vest is a board-certified periodontist who earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Centre College of Kentucky. She also received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, where she also completed her periodontal residency. Dr. Vest is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and belongs to a number of dental organizations including the American Academy of Periodontology and the American Dental Association. To learn more about the services available at Cornerstone Periodontics & Implants, PLLC, please visit http://www.cornerstoneperio.com or call 855-650-9090.