Common Causes of Gum Recession
Often, but not always, gum recession coincides with gum disease. There are many additional causes of gum recession, however, including brushing your teeth too forcefully or consuming certain medications. Tobacco use and some lip and tongue piercings may also cause complications, which lead to gum recession.
How the PST™ Works
Designed by John Chao, D.D.S., PST™ is a scalpel and suture-free alternative to traditional gum surgery. Dr. Raymond R. Kenzik, D.D.S., P.A. makes a small hole in your gums using a needle and then uses a special dental instrument to loosen your gum tissue, repositioning it accordingly in places where you are experiencing gum recession. Because the procedure is minimally invasive and does not involve any cutting or suturing, patients typically experience minimal bleeding and pain and see results almost instantly following the procedure.
Is the PST™ Right for You?
Dr. Kenzik will assess your specific situation to determine whether you are a good fit for the PST™. If you have receding gums or pain and sensitivity to foods caused by gum recession, you may very well be an ideal candidate. The procedure is generally performed within one visit (multiple areas can be worked on in the same visit as well), so if you want a “quick fix” for a considerable problem and do not have the ability to take extensive periods of time off of work, the PST™ may be an ideal solution for your needs.
Start the Self-Improvement Process with a Call to Dr. Kenzik Today
To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Kenzik this September and start your road to self-improvement with the PST™, call the office at 386-672-9440 to schedule an appointment today.