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What You Should Know About Receding Gums

Gum recession is a common problem, and is often difficult to notice because it happens gradually. If it is not treated, however, gum recession can lead to issues such as sensitive teeth, gum disease or even tooth loss.

It is important that you keep an eye out for longer-appearing teeth and take correctional measures as soon as you notice signs of gum recession. If you think you are suffering from receding gums in Ormond Beach, FL, be sure to contact Dr. Raymond Kenzik and schedule an appointment.

Receding Gums Causes
The most common cause of gum recession is gum disease or gum infection. The gum tissue and jaw bone can be damaged, causing the gums to recede. It is also possible for this problem to occur if improper dental health habits develop. Brushing too hard or not frequently enough can damage enamel or lead to the buildup of tartar. Seeing your dental professional on a regular basis can prevent problems from developing in this way. Keep in mind that some people are simply more susceptible to gum recession due to their genes. The most obvious symptom that you should be wary of is sensitive teeth.

Minimally Invasive Treatment with the Chao Pinhole(r) Surgical Technique
The Chao Pinhole(r) Surgical Technique (PST(tm)) is a relatively new, but incredible solution to receding gums. With just a small hole made by a special tool, Dr. Kenzik can gently guide the gum tissue back over the exposed root of the tooth, to restore esthetics and health. The procedure typically lasts only an hour and multiple teeth can be treated at one time. In addition, PST requires little recovery time, making it one of the most appealing options.

If you have any symptoms of receding gums or are interested in learning if you are a candidate for PST, contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kenzik.

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