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If you have gum recession, it’s becoming more difficult to eat without sensitivity and discomfort. Your favorite drinks are off-limits. You may even avoid hot coffee or cold ice cream because of the pain it causes your teeth. If you’re tired of living with sensitive teeth, schedule a consultation for gum recession in Canton, OH with our board-certified periodontist, Dr. Constantin Farah. As the gum expert, he’s trained and experienced in gum grafting procedures as well as the innovative scalpel-free Pinhole® Surgical Technique. Our expertise in soft tissue treatments for gum recession ensures reduced tooth sensitivity and risk of gingivitis while improving the natural smile aesthetics and restoring a balanced gum line. Avoid the consequences of gum recession and feel confident and comfortable in your smile once again with our personalized treatment at the Center for Advanced Periodontal & Implant Care!
Treating gum recession in Canton, OH is as simple as covering sensitive tooth roots. However, the procedure itself is anything but simple and requires the expertise of a trained periodontist for the greatest long-term results. Dr. Farah is especially skilled in treating the functional aspects of receding gums, with the precision and artistry to ensure natural smile aesthetics. With either conventional gum grafting or the minimally invasive alternative, the Pinhole Surgical Technique, he can effectively reverse your gum recession, so you can enjoy your favorite foods and beverages again.
Gum grafting involves taking a sample of soft tissue and using it to build up the gums where they have receded from the teeth. Gum grafts can either be taken from the roof of the mouth or a tissue bank. As a periodontist, Dr. Farah has in-depth knowledge and experience in the various types of gum grafts and has the expertise to determine which solution is best for your specific needs. Gum grafting is a surgical procedure that may require multiple appointments depending on the extent of your gum recession. Most patients heal quickly after surgery, within 1-2 weeks, at which time the functional and aesthetic benefits are realized.
For patients concerned with the discomfort or healing time associated with conventional gum grafting, Dr. Farah offers the minimally invasive alternative with PST. Instead of using gum grafts, this technique involves using a specialized tool to create tiny holes in the tissue above the exposed teeth. Then, the gums are gently loosened and manipulated back over the tooth roots and secured with small collagen strips. PST is more precise and faster than gum grafting techniques, with considerably less discomfort, bleeding, and swelling after the procedure. Most patients can return to normal activities within 1-2 days of treatment, with functional and aesthetics results noticeable immediately.
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