Gum recession is actually very common, and we’ll see patients every day that have gum recession. When you have gum recession, you’re not just losing gum tissue, you’re losing bone. And the bone’s what’s holding your teeth in place. So, if that gum keeps receding, the teeth are gonna start shifting positions. They’ll get loose, and in worst-case scenario, you could lose a tooth. Having healthy gums, having the roots covered is very important because oftentimes when people have gum recession, they have sensitive teeth. They can’t drink an ice-cold drink. Also, the root’s exposed, which doesn’t have enamel, and so now you’re more susceptible to getting a cavity. And so, those are reasons why having good gum health or having the appropriate amount of tissue coverage is important.
Love Your Smile With Gum Recession Treatment in St. Petersburg
When you smile, you want to show off healthy-looking teeth and gums. However, if you have dealt with gum disease, the gums around your teeth may have receded. That’s when you need gum recession treatment in St. Petersburg. By visiting Implant Dentistry & Laser Periodontics, you’ll be working with an experienced periodontist who specializes in the treatment of gums.
Using a painless technique, Dr. Crawford will replenish your gumline. With an alternative to a graft, he will:
- Put a stop to further gum loss
- Increase your confidence in your smile
- Cover exposed tooth roots to protect them from decay
- Give you relief from tooth sensitivity
- Improve your gum health
Call 727-732-3173 for a consultation. Dr. Crawford takes the time to explain all of your options before developing a specialized treatment plan for you.Schedule Your Appointment
Stop Gum Recession & Restore Your Healthy Smile
A smile is only as attractive as it is healthy. So when you come in for help with gum recession, our first goal is to ensure your gums are healthy. Dr. Crawford will do a thorough exam to determine the cause for your receding gums. Since gum disease is one of the primary reasons for this condition, it’s important to treat underlying oral health issues first.
Once your gums are in good health, you will be ready to move forward with treatment. We offer two types of recession treatment. One is a procedure called the Chao Pinhole® technique and the other is gum grafting. Working together, you will determine which procedure is right for you. The Chao Pinhole technique is often a great option for less severe cases. It offers many benefits:
- Minimally Invasive – Dr. Crawford makes a pinhole-sized opening in your gums. He then gently moves your gum tissue without using incisions or stitching.
- Natural Appearance – This procedure doesn’t use donor gum tissue like a grafting treatment. It simply repositions your own gumline. It looks and feels natural.
- Fast Recovery – Since it’s minimally invasive, your healing time is much faster. You’ll be able to enjoy your usual diet in a matter of hours!
- Long-Lasting Results – The results from this treatment will last for years with healthy oral care habits.
While this is a painless technique, Dr. Crawford understands if you are nervous. That’s why he takes time to make sure you understand the need for treatment. At our practice, we treat you as a partner in your care, not just a patient. Our motto is “Inform Before We Perform.” He’ll address all of your concerns throughout your appointment. You can also relax with cozy amenities, such as our heated massage chairs, TVs, and headphones. Sedation is also available.
Dr. Crawford provided exceptional and compassionate service by helping me fix my left front tooth, which is an implant that fell out of my mouth this morning. Dr. Crawford, accompanied by his wonderful wife, Madelyn came to the office, even during this Memorial Day holiday weekend to bring healing and to restore me to my former self.They were warm, kind, and I felt as if I were a family member. God’s blessings upon the entire Crawford family and office staff. I definitely recommend Dr. Crawford’s office to anyone looking for a highly skilled and empathetic specialty dentist. This is a holiday weekend and Dr. Crawford didn’t even charge me. That’s Grace from on high. Thank you God for giving Dr. Crawford wisdom and knowledge to do such intricate work.
I’ve been a patient with Dr Crawford for nearly 25 years. He and his staff are very up to date on new procedures, very friendly, efficient easy to work with if you need to rearrange appointments and helpful dealing with insurance. I think you would have a hard time finding another office with more knowledge and experience to handle your periodontal issues.
Dr Crawford and his staff are very professional yet very personal. They go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. They listen to your problem and try to find a quick solution. I am so happy that my dentist referred me to them. Choosing a dentist is an easy. They have opened up the office, especially for me to get some thing done hands-down the best.
Dr Crawford and his staff are wonderful. They are friendly, competent, and compassionate. They make you feel comfortable and relaxed. The office is immaculate and the decor pleasing. They have taken care of my teeth for decades. I seriously doubt I would still have my own teeth if it were not for their care. And I am 80 years old!
I recommend Dr Crawford without hesitation.
My whole experience has been amazing. The entire office is professional, friendly, and very talented. Dr Crawford is so kind. I feel so lucky to have found him. I had 2 implants and I couldn’t be happier!
My procedure fixed a gum recession issue on my lower left. Dr Crawford and his staff were very thorough and all went well. It’s been two months now and the graft is healing up nicely. All of the follow up appointments went smoothly and on time. No issues what so ever.
The most amazing dentist/surgeon! The entire staff works as a team and make me feel like family. Dr Crawford is the very best and does excellent work! They gave me my smile back! Highly recommended 10 star for sure!!
I loved the care and treatment I received on my teeth today but also the registered hygienist was very professional and personable. Really I felt a sense of relief and not downgraded as in the past. I want to work with her again! Dr Crawford was great as always!!! Thanks. For once I felt good leaving the dental office.
I have been a patient and recommended patients to Dr. Crawford for many years. He and his staff have always been very professional and accommodating . The quality of his work is excellent. If you need a periodontist Dr Crawford is the Dr. to see.
Every single person in the office was so welcoming, attentive and personable. I felt that I had made new friends and not just met new staff. I am so very happy that I chose Dr. Crawford and his amazing staff!!
Gum recession can be caused by various factors, including gum disease, brushing too hard, genetics, hormonal changes, and tongue or lip piercings. When the gums recede, the root of the tooth is exposed, making it more susceptible to decay and other problems. It also creates uncomfortable dental sensitivity.
Insurance coverage for gum recession treatment can vary depending on the severity of the condition and the specific insurance plan. Therefore, you should check with your insurance provider to determine what treatments are covered and any possible out-of-pocket expenses. If needed, we do have third-party financing available.
The Chao Pinhole Technique is a minimally invasive gum recession treatment. It involves making a small hole in the gum tissue and using special instruments to gently loosen and reposition the tissue over the affected area. This technique requires no sutures or incisions, making it a much less invasive option than traditional gum grafting surgery.