Treating Gum Recession in Scottsdale, AZ
Most patients tend to postpone gum recession treatment as the condition usually does not interfere with daily life until the later stages. However, it is best to get treatment early on to avoid expensive and invasive gum surgery. Patients of Dr. Alison P. Schwartz may receive one or more of the following treatments for gum recession in Scottsdale, AZ:
- Pocket depth reduction
- Tissue Regeneration
- Soft tissue graft
- The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™)
Pocket Depth Reduction
Pocket depth reduction is a type of gum surgery in which Dr. Schwartz will fold back gum tissue in order to access plaque, bacteria, and tartar below the gum line. Once the root surfaces have been cleaned, the tissue is stitched back into place so that periodontal pocket depths are effectively reduced.
A regeneration procedure is usually performed in conjunction with a pocket depth reduction. After the deposits have been cleaned out of the periodontal pockets, a regenerative material such as membrane or graft tissue is placed in the area to encourage regrowth of bone or tissue that has been lost. Afterward, the gum tissue is stitched back into place.
Soft Tissue Graft
This method of gum surgery involves taking a tissue sample from one area of the mouth and then attaching it to the gum line in order to raise it to healthier and more attractive level. There are several different types of gum grafts available depending on the nature of the condition as well as the patient’s tissue type.
This minimally invasive type of gum surgery requires that only a single pinhole sized incision be made in the tissue. Once the incision is made, a series of specialized instruments are used to gently loosen the tissue so that it can be stretched over the exposed tooth area. Then, tiny collagens strips are used to hold the tissue in place while it heals.
Several options exist to provide effective treatment for receding gum tissues. To learn more about treating gum recession in Scottsdale, AZ, contact Dr. Schwartz and schedule your consultation today!