Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) May 12, 2015
Patients who are suffering from discomfort and embarrassment caused by gum recession in Birmingham, AL, can now receive the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™) from Dr. Leigh Kent. The PST™ procedure is a preferred alternative to gum grafting, which is one of the most common treatment methods currently available for gum recession.
Gum recession is typically a symptom of a much bigger problem, such as gum disease. It is caused by degradation of the gum tissue or by loosened gum tissue that pulls away from the surface of the teeth. Although gum disease is one of the most common causes of recession, the condition is also commonly caused by genetics, a misaligned bite or brushing too hard or too frequently. Residents with gum recession in Birmingham, AL now have a minimally-invasive choice when it comes to their treatment options. The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a very gentle and highly effective treatment option for receding gums and is quickly becoming a preferred procedure by many periodontal professionals.
When Dr. Kent performs PST™, she first examines the area in question, then makes one or more tiny holes in the gums above the affected area. She then inserts very small, specialized periodontal tools into the holes and uses them to carefully release the bond between the gum tissue and the teeth. Once the bond is released, the gums can then be gently maneuvered downward or upward to cover more of the tooth’s surface and reduce the appearance of recession. Due to the very gentle and minimally-invasive nature of the procedure, most patients experience negligible bleeding and have a very brief recovery period.
The PST™ procedure does not require the gums to be sliced or removed from one area of the mouth and grafted into another. Additionally, because there are no stitches involved in the treatment process, patients do not need to worry about the discomfort and embarrassment that sutures can cause while speaking and eating. Patients who are ready to receive treatment for their uncomfortable gum recession symptoms in Birmingham, AL, are invited to call Dr. Kent’s office and request a consultation for the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.
About the Doctor
Dr. Leigh Kent is a periodontist with over 17 years of experience, offering personalized dental care for patients in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Kent is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In addition to her undergraduate and dental degree, she completed a Ph.D. in microbiology and a residency in periodontics. Dr. Kent is the current President of the Alabama Dental Association, and is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Kent is committed to providing patients with a high level of personalized, gentle care. To learn more about Dr. Kent and the services she provides, visit her website at http://www.drleighwkent.com or call (205) 255-3811.