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Get Gums Healthy Again With Chao Pinhole® Treatment in Swedesboro

Receding gums are not only unsightly, they’re unhealthy too. They can expose your tooth roots, causing sensitivity and possibly leading to tooth loss. Our Swedesboro, NJ dentist may be able to treat them with a gum disease treatment like scaling and root planing. But if your gums are too far gone for that, she can repair them with the Chao Pinhole® treatment, a minimally invasive alternative to a gum graft.

Doctor Elizabeth Kilpatrick Fox on Gum Recession and the Pinhole Surgery Technique

This technique offers many advantages:

  • Less complicated. Instead of using a scalpel and sutures while collecting tissue from another part of your mouth, Dr. Fox simply uses special instruments to gently reposition your gum tissue.
  • Faster and more comfortable. Dr. Fox can restore your gumline in about an hour, far faster than a gum graft. With local anesthesia, you won’t feel a thing.
  • Natural-looking results. Tissue that comes from elsewhere in your mouth doesn’t always perfectly match your gums. That’s not an issue with the pinhole method.
  • Quick and easy recovery. With no incisions or stitches, you’ll remain comfortable while you recover. You can typically return to your usual diet right away.

Worried about receding gums? Call Elizabeth Kilpatrick-Fox, DMD at 856-997-2767.

Keep Your Gums Attractive & Healthy With Other Treatments

If excess gum tissue is giving you a “gummy” smile, Dr. Fox can perform a gum reduction or crown lengthening procedure to make your teeth look longer. Your smile will have an attractive balance of teeth and gums. If you’re susceptible to gum disease, she can also perform pocket reduction surgery. This treatment makes it harder for the bacteria that causes gum disease to accumulate below your gumline.

We’ll thoroughly numb your mouth with local anesthesia so you remain comfortable throughout your procedures. And you can watch TV or listen to music with headphones while Dr. Fox works.

To find out more about fixing damage caused by gum recession with a Chao Pinhole® treatment, call 856-997-2767. Healthy teeth start with healthy gums!

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