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Gum Recession

Rozenberg Dental NYC

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Gum recession can ruin a beautiful smile and lead to serious oral health issues, such as tooth loss. At Rozenberg Dental NYC, where celebrities and high-end clientele go, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Lana Rozenberg, DDS, offers pinhole gum treatment to cover recessed areas of your mouth and restore your smile. Schedule an appointment with the New York City practice over the phone or online to learn more.

Gum Recession Q & A

What is gum recession?

Gum recession occurs when your gum line begins to recede or pull away from the chewing surface of your teeth. 

Over time, it can eventually expose tooth roots and lead to tooth sensitivity, loose teeth, and even tooth loss. Gum recession treatment can correct the condition and prevent serious complications.

What causes gum recession?

Gum recession can occur with age. It might result from:

  • Plaque buildup
  • Gum disease
  • Poor oral hygiene habits
  • Abrasive brushing
  • Hormone changes
  • Smoking
  • Lifestyle choices
  • Genetics
  • Teeth clenching or grinding

Dr. Rozenberg helps prevent gum recession with routine dental cleanings, but sometimes, recession can still occur. Gum recession is long-lasting without proper treatment. 

Dr. Rozenberg can diagnose recession during your dental exam and offers treatments that can restore your gum health, such as pinhole gum treatment.

What should I expect during pinhole gum treatment?

Pinhole gum treatment is a revolutionary, minimally invasive gum recession treatment Dr. Rozenberg offers to restore your beautiful smile. It’s a fast, easy procedure that produces instant results without cutting, sutures, grafting, or downtime.

To complete pinhole gum restoration, Dr. Rozenberg uses a small, specially designed pin-like tool. She creates a tiny pinhole in your gums near the site of recession and slides the gums over tooth roots. She places collagen strips under the gums, so they remain in place long-term. No stitches are necessary.

What happens after gum recession treatment?

Recovery time and pain are minimal after pinhole gum treatment at Rozenberg Dental NYC for gum recession. Your results are immediate. 

You might experience minor bleeding or swelling but can resume normal everyday activities right away. The tiny pinholes Dr. Rozenberg creates disappear within about a day.

She might recommend eating a soft-food only diet for a short period of time after the procedure. You can manage gum tenderness with over-the-counter pain relievers. 

For several weeks after pinhole gum treatment, you can use prescription mouthwash to optimize healing and prevent gum injury associated with harsh brushing. Attend all follow-up appointments.

Don’t live with gum recession that can lead to serious oral health issues, such as tooth loss. Schedule an appointment with Rozenberg Dental NYC to find out if pinhole gum treatment is right for you.