Merritt Island Area Dentists, Drs. Duongvannak Keo and Nicholas Rowley Now Offer a Minimally Invasive Procedure to Reverse Gum Recession

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Drs. Duongvannak Keo and Nicholas Rowley are pleased to announce they are now certified to perform the Pinhole Surgical Technique™. Patients with receding gums can now take advantage of this minimally invasive procedure at the doctors’ Merritt Island practice.

Dr. Duongvannak Keo and Dr. Nicholas Rowley, leading dentists in Merritt Island, FL, are now certified to perform the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) to treat receding gums. PST™ is a minimally invasive treatment option that does not require the use of scalpels or stitches like traditional gum grafting surgeries.

Drs. Keo and Rowley are the first dentists in Brevard County to have joined a small group of international dental professionals who have received the training and certification required to perform PST™ on patients with moderate to advanced gum recession symptoms. It is estimated that approximately half of the adult population in the United States suffers from various degrees of gum recession, but PST™ makes it easier than ever to receive effective and minimally-invasive treatment for the condition. By eliminating the need for tissue to be removed from the roof of the mouth and then grafted into the gums, PST™ reduces the swelling, bleeding and long recovery times associated with traditional receding gums treatments.

Among the benefits of PST™, Drs. Keo and Rowley can usually perform the procedure in one short office visit. The entire procedure does not require a single stitch or scalpel incision, and patients have remarkably short recovery periods once the procedure is completed. The doctors begins the procedure by making a pinpoint hole in the soft gum tissue above the affected area. Very small tools are introduced into the hole and then utilized to release the attachment of the gums to the tooth surface. Once the gums have been loosened, they are then fairly pliable and can be gently coaxed downward or upward over the surface of the tooth in order to cover up signs of recession.

Because PST™ does not require any stitches or incisions, it causes minimal bleeding and swelling. Due to the minimally-invasive nature of the procedure, patients do not need to worry about lengthy post-operative recovery times or the possibility of heavy bleeding and discomfort after the procedure.

Patients who are actively looking for a dentist in Merritt Island, FL, who is certified to perform the Pinhole Surgical Technique™, are invited to call Dr. Keo and Dr. Rowley’s practice and schedule an appointment to receive minimally invasive treatment for their receding gums symptoms.

About the Doctors

Dr. Duongvannak J.B Keo is a general dentist offering personalized dental care for patients in Merritt Island. Fl. Dr. Keo studied at Boston University School of Dental Medicine where he earned his DMD and completed his post-doctoral Advanced Education Graduate Dentistry. Dr. Keo has also earned a post-doctoral Master of Science degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine at the Gelb Craniofacial Pain and Sleep Dental Medicine Center. Dr. Duongvannak Keo was a full-time clinical instructor in the Department of Restorative Dental Sciences at Boston University School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Orthodontic Society, American Academy of Implantology, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine among others. Dr. Keo strives to provide quality, comprehensive dental care to all his patients.

Dr. Nicholas Rowley is a general dentist in Merritt Island, Florida. A native to the area, Dr. Rowley is proud to be advancing his career in the area he grew up in. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, where he earned his DMD. Since that time, Dr. Rowley has completed additional training in dental implants, CAD/CAM same-day crowns, cosmetic dentistry and smile design. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Florida Dental Association. Dr. Rowley aims to provide the best quality care to people of his community. To learn more about the dental services they provide, please visit their website or call (321) 078-0730.

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