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Gum Reshaping | 3 | Uptown Dental Associates | Albuquerque, NM

Healthy gums closely surround your teeth, helping to prevent infection, stabilizing teeth, and give your smile the right balance of teeth and gums. Gum tissue can recede for a number of reasons, potentially exposing the tooth roots. If you have receding gums and thought there was nothing that could be done about it, read on. Uptown Dental Associates is proud to offer a revolutionary treatment for gum recession.

Traditional Gum Recession Treatment

The historical view of gum recession treatment was that if there wasn’t enough tissue to cover the roots, gum tissue needed to be grafted on. The grafting process, which is still necessary in some cases, wasn’t all that pleasant but typically produced good results.

Introducing The Chao Pinhole® Gum Recession Treatment

Dr. Ryan Shepherd is the only dentist in New Mexico who is certified to perform this groundbreaking gum recession treatment. This isn’t oral surgery as you might understand it; there are no scalpels, no tissue grafting, no stitches, minimal if any pain, and very short healing times.

Dr. Shepherd will completely numb the area to be worked on. Then he’ll make one or more very small pinholes in your gum. He’ll use insert a special instrument into the pinholes and use it to gently lift your gumline back where it should be to cover your teeth roots.

The Chao Pinhole® Gum Recession Treatment is a very quick procedure; so quick, in fact, that it’s sometimes referred to as the “lunchtime gum lift.” Depending on your particular circumstances, it may be possible to complete your gum recession treatment in a single appointment.

But Does It Hurt?

This might surprise you, but most patients who experience The Chao Pinhole® Gum Recession Treatment report little or even no pain the day after treatment. The discomfort that some experience afterward is easily handled using over the counter pain relievers.

Since there are no incisions or stitches – just pinholes – healing is generally much faster than with traditional oral surgery and almost always trouble-free.

Relax, We’ve Got This

At Uptown Dental Associates in Albuquerque, NM we realize that the prospect of any kind of dental procedure can be stressful. We offer three levels of sedation to help you relax and remain comfortable during your appointment.

We also have a number of comfort options to make your experience with us as enjoyable as possible:

  • Fresh-baked cookies
  • Blankets and pillows
  • Headphones
  • Longer appointments if you wish

All of us Uptown Dental Associates make your comfort a high priority. Please let us know of any concerns you might have or how we can make your appointment less stressful.

Safeguard Your Health, Beautify Your Smile

Your gums play a central role in maintaining your oral health and in the appearance of your smile. If your gums have receded to the point where the tooth roots are exposed, consider obtaining The Chao Pinhole® Gum Recession Treatment from Dr. Ryan Shepherd, New Mexico’s only certified provider.

Get started by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Ryan. Call Uptown Dental Associates in Albuquerque, NM at 505-407-8781.