Why Receding Gums Should Be Treated
Gum recession is most often the result of periodontal disease, but can also occur due to genetics, oral care techniques and lifestyle habits. Receding gums treatment may be necessary when loss of attachment occurs between the tooth and the gums, and the tissue begins to regress down the length of the roots. These receded gum tissues will not regrow on their own, and require treatment to restore them to healthier levels.
When receding gums treatment is not performed, the tissues can continue to recess, leading to a whole host of other oral health complications. There are several reasons as to why gum recession should be treated, which include:
- Reduced risk of root decay
- Reduced risk of root damage, or abrasion
- Elimination of root surface sensitivity
- Improvement of oral esthetics
PST™ as a Gum Surgery Alternative
PST™ has revolutionized the way in which receding gums treatment is administered, and is a highly advanced traditional gum surgery alternative. The procedure involves the creation of a small entry point in the gum tissue near the area of deficit, through which Dr. Nazanin Narani inserts patented, specialized instruments. With these instruments, she gently loosens the tissue from its existing hold, and repositions it higher (or lower, depending on the arch) on the tooth. Collagen material is placed to hold the newly repositioned tissue in place during healing.