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Gum Recession Treatment

Treat Gum Recession Pain-Free

  • Improve your gum health with our solutions
  • Trust a periodontist with over 25 years of experience
  • Recover quickly from your treatment

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.

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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.

To learn more about gum recession treatment in St. Petersburg or to make an appointment, call 727-732-3173. You can also ​​schedule online.

Commonly Asked Questions About Gum Recession Treatment
What causes gum recession?

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.

Is gum recession treatment covered by insurance?

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.

What is the Chao Pinhole Technique?

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.