In Celebration of Self-Improvement Month, Dr. Joseph H. Wilbanks Educates Patients on Minimally Invasive Gum Recession Procedure in Highlands, NC

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Patients with sensitive teeth in Highlands, NC, can now take advantage of Self-Improvement Month this September by seeking treatment for their receding gums, from Dr. Joseph H. Wilbanks of the Wilbanks Smile Center. Dr. Wilbanks is encouraging all of his patients with recession to undergo the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, due to its minimally invasive nature, providing many benefits over traditional gum grafting surgery.

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Dr. Joseph H. Wilbanks of the Wilbanks Smile Center is pleased to celebrate Self-Improvement Month this September for many of his patients with receding gums. Dr. Wilbanks is encouraging patients with sensitive teeth in Highlands, NC, to undergo the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™), for treatment of recession and a substantial decrease in tooth sensitivity.

Although gum recession is commonly seen as an aesthetic issue, its progressive nature can lead to serious oral, health concerns creating complex problems, such as gum disease, and loose or missing teeth. The condition is most often caused by gum disease, but may result from other pertinent factors such as genetics, hormone changes, misaligned bite, and crooked teeth. Until recently, the most traditional method of accepted treatment was gum grafting, a procedure where tissue from the roof of the mouth is extracted to cover the exposed roots of the teeth. This procedure has been associated with extensive pain and an excessive recovery period.

Today, Dr. Wilbanks is pleased to provide PST™ to his patients affected by receding gums. Using this simple procedure, the doctor can transform smiles, restoring oral health in a less invasive way. The technique requires only a short period of time, generally an hour, depending on the number of teeth which must be treated. To perform the procedure, Dr. Wilbanks simply places a small hole in the gums above the recessed area. Through this hole, he utilizes specified tools to gently lift and maneuver the gums accordingly into place, covering the roots of the teeth. This may reduce or eliminate sensitive teeth in Highlands, NC, and may assist in halting many of the harmful effects of receding gums at an expedited rate.

No one should have to live with gum recession. Patients in Highlands, NC, who would like to learn more about treating their recession and those who seek a solution for their sensitive teeth, may contact Dr. Wilbanks’ office for additional information. Alternatively, they can call to schedule an appointment.

About the Doctor

Wilbanks Smile Center is a general practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Toccoa, Georgia. Dr. Joseph H. Wilbanks has been practicing in the area for 40 years. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry and of the International Congress of Implantology. He is also a Fellow in the Academy of Cosmetic Dentists and is a member of the American Dental Association and the Georgia Dental Association. Dr. Wilbanks believes in continuing education and providing patients with latest techniques and technology. To learn more about Wilbanks Smile Center or Dr. Wilbanks visit their website at or call (800) 884-9439.

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