Tamara Levit DDS

Comprehensive Dental Treatment

Dental Implants

 

6343 Executive Blvd, Rockville MD 20852

 

(301) 770-7878

Gum Recession Treatment

SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE, THIS PAGE IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION BUT WILL SHORTLY INTRODUCE EVERYONE TO THE REVOLUTIONARY NEW PINHOLE SURGERY TO REPAIR GUM RECESSION

GETTING A LITTLE LONG IN THE TOOTH?
Gum recession used to be a fact of life, but now we can fix it!

GETTING A LITTLE LONG IN THE TOOTH?
Gum recession used to be a fact of life, but now we can fix it!

The expression, “Getting a little long in the tooth” has long been used as a euphemism for aging.  As we age, our gums naturally recede, pulling back and exposing more of the tooth root, resulting in the unsightly lengthening of the tooth which is an obvious sign of aging.  Gum recession results in pockets, or gaps, between the teeth and the gum line which are then susceptible to the build-up of disease-carrying bacteria. If untreated, these build-ups can cause severe damage to the supporting tissue and bone structure of your teeth.  This is why many older people are prone to tooth sensitivity and increased tooth loss.  Gum recession occurs gradually and can go unnoticed to daily inspection, however, if you can feel a ridge, or notch, near the your gum line, you are suffering from gum recession and should act quickly to prevent serious consequences.  Do not ignore signs of gum recession!  Early detection and treatment of receding gums is essential to maintaining your dental health and staving off tooth loss as you age.  Pinhole surgery, also known as pinhole gum rejuvenation, can turn back the clock on lengthening teeth by correcting gum recession and thereby preventing unnecessary tooth loss.

 

 

Do not ignore the signs of gum recession!

 

 

What is pinhole surgery?

 

 

Pinhole gum rejuvenation (PGR) is a scalpel-free, suture-free, and graft-free minimally invasive procedure for correcting gum recession.  PGR surgery utilizes needles to make tiny holes in the gum through which specially designed instruments gently loosen the gum tissue and restore the tissue to its original position.  The procedure is performed with a local anaesthetic and results in minimal post operative discomfort (pain, swelling and bleeding) due to the fact that there is no cutting or stitching. The pinholes typically heal within 24 hours, and most patients are able to resume light normal activities within two days of surgery (there are some restrictions against heavy work-outs and strenuous activity).  Treatment sessions can typically be completed in only 1-2 hours, and most patients are amazed at the immediate cosmetic improvement and their more youthful appearance. 


  

What does the in-office teeth whitening procedure look like?

                        Teeth preparation before procedure

   

 

 

While aging is certainly the most prevalent cause of gum recession–and one that will catch up to most of us, there are numerous other causes of receding gums. . . .  Regardless of the cause of gum recession, PGR surgery can effectively restore your gumline to its youthful position.

Post-Surgical Instructions

 

 

  1. Pregnant and nursing mothers.
  2. People with hypersensitive teeth, receding gums and defective fillings need a complete evaluation prior to bleach.
  3. People who are sensitive to hydrogen peroxide gel.
Children under 16 years of age are not indicated for bleaching.

That is why we recommend you:

  • Always get a professional consultation prior any treatment initiation.
  • Start with a routine check-up and cleaning from your dentist

 

 Plan your whitening procedure in health care related facility under the supervision of a dental professional to eliminate risk and prevent serious complications

Let the beauty you love be what we do!