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Pinhole Surgical Technique

Filed under: Uncategorized Brittany Speed @ 8:19 pm

Cornerstone Dental is thrilled to offer the Pinhole Surgical Technique

A common condition that we see at Cornerstone Dental Arts is gingival recession, or gum recession. Now, the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is available right here in Knoxville, TN

Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique

What is gum recession or gum loss and why does it occur?

Gingival, or gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. This is when the gum tissue pulls back from the tooth, revealing more of the tooth, and even the root. There are several reasons why gingival recession or gum loss may occur, even including abrasive or aggressive brushing on fragile gingival tissue.  Other causes can include abnormal tooth positioning, gum trauma, the natural aging process or periodontal disease.

Why should gum loss be treated?

When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth can become (more…)