Dr. Ryan Estes Now Offers Erlanger, KY Residents Gum Recession Correction with Less Invasive Procedure

Share Article

Dr. Ryan Estes now provides a new type of receding gums treatment, the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST), for people who suffer from gum recession and need to visit a periodontist in Erlanger, KY. This alternative to gum grafting allows Dr. Estes to quickly correct gum recession and reduce the risk of associated health issues, all while sparing patients from complications.

News Image

Those looking for a periodontist in Erlanger, KY, for gum recession treatment are now invited to schedule appointments with Dr. Ryan Estes for the new the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™). Dr. Estes is expanding his Florence practice to now offer this minimally invasive procedure to Erlanger residents. PST™ offers a low risk of side effects and complications, such as pain, bleeding and infection. This treatment also helps protect Dr. Estes’ patients against various health complications associated with receding gums.

Dr. Estes does not need to make large incisions, relocate healthy tissue or place sutures when performing PST™. Instead, Dr. Estes simply makes a small pinhole incision in the receding tissue. By reaching through the incision with a specialized tool, Dr. Estes can carefully loosen the gum tissue until he can slide it into a more natural position. Patients are unlikely to experience complications or a slow healing period, due to the less-invasive nature of this procedure. PST™ may especially benefit people who would require multiple gum grafts. The technique allows for the treatment of widespread recession in just one session, minimizing the number of times that patients must visit a periodontist in Erlanger, KY.

Treatment for receding gums may be seen as a cosmetic procedure, but Dr. Estes reminds patients that various negative health consequences are associated with gum recession. By exposing more of the teeth, recession can raise the risk of infection and decay. Teeth may also become more mobile or loose as support from surrounding gum tissue decreases. Dr. Estes encourages patients to seek treatment to mitigate these risks and determine whether other health issues are responsible for the recession. Gum recession is a common symptom of periodontal disease, which can have various harmful effects, including tooth loss. Recession may also result from tooth misalignment, inadequate oral hygiene or tooth clenching and grinding. Dr. Estes can determine whether patients need treatment for any of these underlying issues, and he can help patients evaluate whether PST™ is the best option for correcting the recession.

The symptoms of gum recession can vary. People with receding gums may notice changes in the appearance of their smiles, gumline or apparent tooth length. Sensations of tooth sensitivity or looseness can also be warning signs. Dr. Estes encourages patients who notice any of these signs to protect their health by scheduling consultations. People who need to see a periodontist in Erlanger, KY, can call Dr. Estes’ office or visit his website to set up their appointments.

About the Practice

Perio-Implant Care is a periodontal practice providing personalized dental care for patients in Florence, KY. Dr. Ryan Estes received his undergraduate degree from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, before earning his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Dr. Estes belongs 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 the dental services available at Perio-Implant Care please visit http://www.perioimplantcare.com or call (859) 898-0654.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Mary Knellinger
Progressive Dental Marketing
+1 (727) 286-6211 Ext: 111
Email >
Visit website