Restore Your Smile with Gum Recession Treatment in Austin, TX

A Beautiful Smile with Gum Recession Treatment in Austin, TX

Receding gums can make you feel less confident about your appearance. Gum recession also leaves more of your tooth surface vulnerable to plaque and bacteria. There are several factors that may cause gum recession. However, periodontitis is the most common factor. If you are suffering from gum recession or the symptoms of periodontitis, including bleeding or swollen gums, schedule a consultation for gum recession treatment in Austin, TX with Dr. Corinne Scalzitti. Once your periodontitis is addressed, Dr. Scalzitti can restore your gum levels using the following techniques:

• Gum grafting procedures
• The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™)

Gum Grafting Procedures

Gum grafts restore your gum lines using your own tissue or tissue from a donor bank. Connective tissue grafts are the most frequently performed gum grafts. These grafts replace the gum tissue you have lost with a sample from the roof of your mouth. With this method, the donor gum tissue is taken from under a flap created in the roof of your mouth. The tissue is then positioned to cover the exposed tooth root and sutured into place. The grafted tissue integrates with the existing tissue over time, delivering healthy, attractive gum lines.

Free gingival grafts are similarly performed but harvest the donor tissue directly from the roof of the mouth.

Pedicle grafts utilize the ample gum tissue that surrounds the exposed tooth root. With this technique, Dr. Scalzitti creates a flap in the tissue and stretches it over the treatment site.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™)

PST™ restores healthy gum levels without the need for scalpels or sutures. With this minimally invasive procedure, Dr. Scalzitti creates an opening in the gum tissue near the exposed tooth root. Then, Dr. Scalzitti manipulates the tissue underneath with special dental tools, loosening the connective tissue and allowing the gums to move to the desired height. Gum tissue is held in place with a collagen material while it heals, integrating with the tissue surrounding its new position.

If you have periodontitis that has caused gum recession in your mouth, you may be a candidate for one of these procedures. For your consultation in Austin, TX, contact Dr. Scalzitti today.


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