Periodontist, Dr. Steven Van Scoyoc, Offers Southern Pines, NC Gum Recession Treatment with Faster Healing Time

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New patients in need of a gum graft for cases of receding gums in Southern Pines, NC, are now able to visit Dr. Steven Van Scoyoc, skilled periodontist, to receive minimally invasive AlloDerm® grafting treatment with or without a referral.

Dr. Steven Van Scoyoc, Periodontist in Southern Pines, NC

Specialist, Dr. Steven Van Scoyoc, Treats Gum Recession in Southern Pines, NC

“With AlloDerm, we’re able to treat multiple areas of recession at one time, which reduces the number of treatment appointments that the patient has, the amount of recovery that they have to have and it creates a strong, predictable result for patients who have recession."

New patients experiencing signs of receding gums in Southern Pines, NC, can now visit Dr. Steven Van Scoyoc, a trusted periodontist, for AlloDerm® gum grafts with or without a referral. While traditional gum grafts require a sample of tissue taken from the patient themselves, AlloDerm is a donor source of tissue that is effective and comfortable for the patient, offering faster, lasting results.

When gum recession occurs, the gum tissue around the tooth begins to pull away, exposing the sensitive tooth roots. The roots of teeth do not have protective enamel to cover them, making them more susceptible to damage and disease. Without gum recession treatment, teeth can become loose, diseased and may even fall out. When gum grafts are performed with AlloDerm, donor tissue is placed over the exposed tooth roots and allowed to heal with the natural gum tissue. This secures the tooth and creates a natural and seamless gum line.

Traditional gum grafts can often cause discomfort for patients as tissue is removed from the roof of the mouth or surrounding gums and sutured where gums recede. Having two surgery sites is often less than ideal for most patients, so the choice of a donor tissue reduces pain and healing times. “With AlloDerm, we’re able to treat multiple areas of recession at one time, which reduces the number of treatment appointments that the patient has, the amount of recovery that they have to have and it creates a strong, predictable result for patients who have recession,” says Dr. Van Scoyoc.

AlloDerm provides patients with many benefits when compared to traditional gum grafts:

  •     Minimally invasive with one surgery site
  •     No palate surgery discomfort
  •     No palate tissue removal
  •     Predictable, natural looking results

As a periodontist, Dr. Van Scoyoc has additional training and expertise in performing gum grafts for the most optimal and aesthetic outcomes. Periodontists are specialists in the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, including diagnosing and treating gum disease, placing dental implants and restoring gums affected by gum recession.

Patients interested in receiving an AlloDerm gum graft to treat receding gums in Southern Pines, NC, can contact Dr. Van Scoyoc at his practice. Appointments to see the periodontist can be made by calling the office at 910-692-6270 or visiting the website at http://www.perionc.com.

About the Practice

Van Scoyoc Periodontics and Implants Center for Oral Health offers experienced periodontal treatments to patients in Southern Pines, NC. Dr. Steven Van Scoyoc is a board-certified periodontist, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology and the only dental specialist with this unique training in Moore County. Dr. Van Scoyoc offers specialized periodontal services including single and full-arch dental implant care, laser gum disease treatment and gum recession solutions. Dr. Van Scoyoc and his team strive to build long-term relationships with each of their patients allowing them to understand their unique needs and goals. To learn more about Dr. Van Scoyoc, his practice or the services he offers, visit http://www.perionc.com or call 910-692-6270 to schedule a custom consultation.

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