Winston Salem, NC Periodontist, Dr. Kenneth Peavy Offers Minimally Invasive Gum Recession Treatment in Time for Self-Improvement Month

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During Self-Improvement Month this September, Dr. Kenneth Peavy offers advanced gum recession treatment to individuals who want to achieve good oral health and a natural smile. Using the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, Dr. Peavy can often treat generalized cases in one visit.

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Kenneth Peavy, DMD, is pleased to announce the availability of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. This revolutionary method for treating gum recession, is an alternative to painful gum grafting techniques of the past with new, less invasive procedures. Since September is Self-Improvement Month, there is no better time for people suffering from receding gums, in Winston Salem, NC, to take advantage of this state-of-the-art treatment.

Gum recession is triggered by a number of risk factors. A person may brush their teeth too aggressively and wear away the sensitive tissues; health problems and medications may also compromise the health of the gums. Tobacco use is another factor that affects oral health negatively. When the pockets between the teeth and the gum line increase in depth more than three millimeters, sensitive roots are exposed. Pain from stimuli such as a sweetness, heat or cold is not the only cause for concern. Bacteria are easily accumulated below the gums, making even the best oral hygiene habits ineffective in preventing infection and decay.

Even though the effects of gum recession can be severe, many dentists are hesitant to recommend traditional palatal tissue grafts because they are painful and invasive. Tissue is cut from the roof of the mouth and stitched to the gum line, integrating over the next four to eight weeks as part of the healing process. Dr. Peavy is certified to perform the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, to improve receding gums in Winston Salem, NC. Specialized tools enable him to loosen gum tissue, guiding it back into place, without the requirement of large incisions and often no sutures are needed. Collagen is inserted to keep the gums stable, stimulating new tissue growth. Many patients report feeling, little to no discomfort, following the procedure.

This year, anyone in Winston Salem, NC, who suffers from receding gums, can celebrate Self-Improvement Month by restoring oral health and a beautiful, natural smile. Dr. Peavy provides more information about the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique on his website.

About the Doctor:

Dr. Kenneth Peavy is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for patients in Winston Salem, NC. Dr. Peavy completed his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his dental degree at the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine. He finished his residency program in General Dentistry at the Medical College of Georgia and his certificate in periodontics at the Medical University of South Carolina. He also earned his Master’s Degree in Health Sciences. Dr. Peavy joined an exclusive group of doctors to offer The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) for gum recession treatment. To learn more about Dr. Peavy and his dental services visit his website at and call 336-774-3001.

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