Do you see blood in the sink when you brush or floss?
Have your teeth felt a bit loose lately?
Do they look longer than they used to?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could be at risk for tooth loss due to receding gums.
That means you should come to Elizabeth Kilpatrick-Fox, DMD in Swedesboro, NJ for gum treatment. We’ll help prevent further damage and get your gums healthy again using the modern, comfortable Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.
Never heard of it? Then prepare to have your mind blown!

Here’s The Problem With Recessed Gums

It’s important to know what caused your gum recession in the first place.
The bad bacteria in your mouth feeds on sugar and food particles left behind, and that process generates harmful acids.
These acids will attack your tooth enamel, as well as your gum tissue.
It eats away at both, which allows more bacteria to get inside your teeth, and to deteriorate your gum tissue to the point where your gums will start to pull away from your teeth.
Why is this a big deal?
Because without the gum tissue stabilizing your teeth, they will loosen, fall out, and create even more potential for bacterial disaster.
What we’ve just described is gum disease, but the truth is that you can suffer from gum recession for other reasons, too:
*Family history
*Smoking and other tobacco use
*Oral injuries
*Loose dentures
*Poor oral hygiene technique and tools
Whatever caused your gum recession, the most important thing is to address it as soon as possible so it doesn’t lead to tooth loss.
If you’ve noticed changes to your gums such as soreness, bleeding, swelling, and loose or shifting teeth, reach out to Dr. Fox and our team in Swedesboro, NJ right away so we can help you!

A New, Better Way To Restore Your Gum Health

In most dental practices, you may have limited options in gum therapy. Options, unfortunately, that mostly require some sort of invasive oral surgery.
At Elizabeth Kilpatrick-Fox, DMD, however, you have a far more comfortable choice.
It’s the innovative Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique that treats recessed gums safely and effectively without the drawbacks of standard gum grafting and other oral surgeries.
Here’s how it works:
*You’ll be given a local anesthetic so you won’t feel anything.
*Dr. Fox will carefully perform the treatment using a tiny pinhole.
*The pinhole gently moves healthy gum tissue toward the recessed gums.
*Your healthy tissue will be positioned to cover the affected area with no cutting or stitching.
*This technique also helps ensure that your gum pigmentation is aesthetically consistent.
After your procedure, since there was no cutting or suturing, you’ll heal much faster than you would with alternative surgical methods.

Schedule An Appointment

It takes special training and skill to use this advanced method to restore your gum health.
Dr. Fox has both and can help you get back on track after gum disease has impacted your smile and your oral health using the modern, safe, and comfortable pinhole technique.
Call our Swedesboro, NJ dental office today at 856-997-2767 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.