Preserve Your Smile With Gum Recession Treatment in Brookline

If you’ve heard the expression “long in the tooth,” you know it refers to someone who is older. Unfortunately, a receding a gumline can age your smile and your overall appearance. Luckily, you can do something about it! Our gum recession treatment in Brookline can turn back the clock and give you a youthful-looking smile. With our help, you can:

  • Eliminate tooth sensitivity while eating or drinking hot and cold substances
  • Reduce your risk for tooth decay, tooth loss, and other dental problems
  • Put a stop to further gum recession
  • Improve your smile’s appearance

Call 617-397-3958 for an appointment. We’re open until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays for your scheduling convenience.

Restore Your Receding Gumline for Better Oral Health

There are many reasons for gum recession, such as hard brushing, trauma to the mouth, lip or tongue piercings, or tobacco usage. However, one of the more common ones is an infection in your gumline. When hardened plaque and tartar build up in and around your gumline, it can cause your gums to pull away from your teeth. So before we move forward with recession treatment, we’ll first make sure your gums are in good health.

When it’s time to move forward, our in-house periodontist will perform the Chao Pinhole® surgical technique, a procedure that repositions your gumline gently and with minimal discomfort. This approach to restoring your gumline offers unique benefits:

  • Less Invasive – Unlike a gum grafting procedure, we won’t need to remove any tissue from your mouth. The Chao treatment is suture- and scalpel-free. Our periodontist simply creates a tiny pinhole in your gums and then gently repositions your gums over your teeth.
  • Much Quicker – Unlike grafting, which may require more than one appointment, a pinhole procedure can usually be performed in a single visit.
  • Faster Recovery – Since it’s a minimally invasive procedure, your healing time is much faster. Your gums can heal after this procedure in a matter of days. Unlike a gum graft, you won’t need to make big changes to your diet or your oral hygiene in the days following treatment.

This treatment isn’t right for every patient. Based on our examination of your mouth, we may recommend a gum grafting treatment instead. Rest assured, though, we make you as comfortable as possible throughout the entire appointment. In addition to anesthetic to numb your mouth, we can also provide oral sedation to ease your anxiety.

If you want to show off a healthy gumline, call 617-397-3958 for gum recession treatment in Brookline.