Does this sound familiar?
Are your teeth becoming increasingly sensitive to hot and cold foods and drinks? Do you think your teeth look “longer” than they used to? Has it been more than a year since your last visit to the dentist?
You might be surprised to find out you’re one of the millions of people suffering from gum recession. Gum recession is one of the most common dental health problems seen in patients — especially as they get older.
Overly aggressive tooth brushing, your genetics, dry mouth, and gum disease can affect your dental health and lead to receding gums. In women, hormonal changes like those that occur during pregnancy and menopause can even lead to gum recession.
Typically, gums recede slowly and it may be a long time before you notice a problem — especially if you miss the occasional dental checkup. Even worse, many dentists don’t have the experience or technology needed to treat gum recession effectively. Painful and invasive surgery was often the most common way to treat gum recession. Understandably, most people choose to avoid that invasive type of care.
Fortunately, at Blodgett Dental Care, we offer Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation (PGR), a revolutionary minimally-invasive treatment that can reverse gum recession in just one treatment. Dr. Kelly J. Blodgett was one of the first 20 dentists in the world to be trained in this innovative technique! It really is amazing and people travel from all over the West Coast to our office for this procedure. PGR really is that awesome!
In today’s post, we’ll review the 7 reasons why people love Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation. Let’s go!
What is Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation?
Watch the video below and see for yourself:
“I couldn’t be happier with my experiences with Dr. Blodgett. He is on the leading edge of technology. He has a warm and friendly “chair-side” manner.”
1. No scalpel and no sutures
Traditional gum disease surgery is just that: surgery with lots of cutting, and lots of painful stitches (sutures). Most gum recession surgeries require the use of donor tissue from the roof of your mouth to create a new gum line. This is a painful and lengthy procedure.
PGR is totally different! There are usually no sutures used in Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation.
2. No cutting the roof of your mouth
First of all, there’s no need for cutting the roof of your mouth for Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation therapy. Instead, PGR gently repositions your gum tissue to cover the exposed roots of your teeth and is supported by collagen.
3. Takes about an hour
There’s a reason why PGR is sometimes called the Lunchtime Gum Lift. Your treatment will probably take just about an hour! Compared to long and painful surgery this is absolutely AMAZING.
Read More About Periodontal Health on the Blodgett Dental Care Blog
Treat Gum Disease & Whiten Your Teeth
Learn about the Perio Protect, another revolutionary high-tech gum disease treatment available at Blodgett Dental Care.
Can Braces Cause Gum Recession?
Did you know: 400,000 people in the US develop gum recession from braces every year.
Heal Faster with Platelet-Rich Fibrin
See how Dr. Blodgett helps reduce inflammation and accelerate healing with PRF therapy. The results are incredible.
4. Immediate and lasting results
After traditional gum recession surgery, you’d likely need one or more follow up treatments to make sure your new gum tissue was healing properly. With PGR, since your own gum tissue is being used, there’s no chance of “rejection” and your smile will look better right away. The results will only continue to get better as your gums settle into place.
5. Minimal pain medication
Because there’s no cutting, no sutures, and there are no painful tissue grafts used, Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation therapy won’t interrupt your life. Most people return to work, eat normally with soft foods, and get back to living life the next day. Most patients at Blodgett Dental Care use aspirin, ibuprofen or circumin to manage inflammation. You should not need any powerful pain medication, which often has negative side effects of its own.
6. It’s modern, progressive and thoughtful
Technology is a wonderful thing. Why trust old-fashioned technology, especially when it comes to your health and wellness. PGR is a high-tech treatment developed by Dr. John Chao, an amazing dentist, and inventor. The procedure has been featured on nearly 300 television programs aired around the country!
7. Stronger gums and healthier teeth
Gum recession isn’t something to ignore. Left untreated, the results can be tooth decay, extreme tooth sensitivity, advanced periodontal disease, tooth erosion and tooth and bone loss. Plus, the latest research tells us that poor gum health is directly linked to:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Many other chronic and extremely serious health problems
Without healthy gums, you just can’t have a healthy body. It really is that simple.
Schedule your Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation consultation today
Dr. Blodgett is the most experienced PGR specialist in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Chao, who invented the procedure personally taught Dr. Blodgett. Over the years, hundreds of patients at Blodgett Dental Care have restored their smiles and taken control of their gum health with PGR.
If you’re experiencing the symptoms of gum recession or if you’re afraid of painful surgical treatment options, you owe it to yourself to talk to our team at Blodgett Dental Care.
We are here to help you smile again.
Dr. Blodgett completed his pre-doctoral sciences at Portland State University and graduated from the Oregon Health Science University School of Dentistry in 1999. As a modern pioneer in progressive dental care, Dr. Blodgett has become a leader in minimally-invasive dentistry, dental lasers, computerized dental technology, and holistic care. He is widely recognized for the innovative care he provides and is dedicated to helping his patients optimize their whole body health.