Glendale, AZ (PRWEB) November 06, 2015
Dr. Robert L. Critchfield is now certified to offer the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique to patients suffering from the effects of receding gums in Glendale, AZ. This advanced procedure uses recently developed, tested, and proven methods to restore the gums to their original position without the incisions and stitches typically utilized to correct recession. Minimal bleeding and pain accompany this procedure, which allows patients to experience a more expedited recovery.
Gums recede from the roots of the teeth for a number of reasons. It is generally associated with age, but it can also be caused by aggressive tooth brushing, medications, and tobacco use, as well as oral piercings and some health conditions. Regardless of the origins, individuals with receding gums in Glendale, AZ, typically experience several common symptoms. The first issue many people notice is root sensitivity. An exposed root does not provide the enamel coating to the crown, which assists in preventing the nerve from sensing stimuli such as hot, cold or sweet substances. The overbearing pain from the hot or cold stimuli is enough to cause adaptation of specific eating habits. Recession also alters the appearance of the teeth. The longer appearance of a tooth can lead to self-consciousness and unwillingness to smile.
Grafts require the doctor to cut tissue from other areas in the mouth and stitch it to the gums over the exposed root. Some dentists do not recommend gum grafts, with the exception of extreme cases, because of the traumatic nature of this oral surgery. However, the risk of periodontitis increases significantly for patients with receding gums in Glendale, AZ. The widening pockets accumulate bacteria below the surface of the gums, leading to infection, decay, and tooth loss. Dr. Critchfield has adopted the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, so that his patients do not needlessly suffer from the effects of recession or grafting.
This procedure requires the use of a specially developed tool that creates a tiny hole in the gums near the affected area. The tissue is gently loosened, and then Dr. Critchfield guides the gums back over the root. By inserting a strip of collagen, he ensures that the gums will remain in place during the healing process to stimulate new tissue growth for a complete recovery. Individuals who want to learn more about the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique can find information on Dr. Critchfield’s website, http://www.critchfielddental.com or by calling his office at (623) 900-4500.
About the Doctor
Dr. Robert L. Critchfield is an experienced dentist at Critchfield Dental, offering personalized dental care for patients in Glendale, AZ. Dr. Critchfield has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years, and is committed to staying up to date with the latest in dental technology and procedures. Dr. Critchfield is a member of the Central Arizona Dental Society, the Arizona State Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. To learn more about the services offered by Dr. Critchfield please visit his website, http://www.critchfielddental.com or call (623) 900-4500 to schedule an appointment.