Is Gum Recession Cause for Concern?
Do some of your teeth appear longer than the others or that your gums are pulling away from your teeth? Though unsightly, gum recession is a common occurrence. By the numbers, almost 50 percent of adults have at least one tooth affected by recession. Gum recession can be caused a number of factors, including aggressive brushing, gum disease, tobacco use, or oral trauma. Recession exposes the sensitive tooth root and can increase the risk for decay and damage if not properly treated. Dr. Edward Segal has spent over two decades treating patients with all stages of gum recession and can provide you with the expertise and skills needed to restore your smile. He has the advanced training necessary to perform the unique, and nearly painless, Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™) as an alternative to traditional gum grafting.
Take the Gentle Approach with the Chao Pinhole ® Surgical Technique
Dr. Segal is certified to perform PST, a revolutionary and minimally-invasive treatment for gum recession. No scalpels or sutures are needed to perform PST, as it only requires a small “pinhole” opening in the gum tissue. Dr. Segal uses special instruments to gently reposition the gum line into a more appropriate place on the teeth. The benefits of PST are immediate, providing you with instant cosmetic improvements and a faster recovery time for increased comfort.
Restore a Healthy Smile through Experienced Care
While slight gum recession can simply be a result of overzealous brushing, if left to advance without proper treatment or altered oral care, it can increase your risk for developing more severe issues. Dr. Segal is committed to excellence in his field, and in addition to his certification in PST, lectures on many subjects in periodontics and has held a teaching appointment at the University of Illinois School of Dentistry for 5 years. Under the professional and experienced care of Dr. Segal, your gum recession can be halted and your oral health improved in as little as one visit. Our soothing and modern facility is also equipped with IV sedation if you need to feel calm and relaxed during the procedure.