Treatment for Patients with Receding Gums

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At Austin Heights Dental Centre in Coquitlam, dentist Dr. Derek Kim is proud to offer the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique to patients experiencing gum recession.


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Gum recession may happen over time and can be caused by a number of different things including gum disease, rough brushing or even your genetics. Treatment for receding gums often depends on the cause. Dr. Kim and your dental team may recommend the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, if you are experiencing gum recession. This simple procedure is minimally invasive and is a comfortable alternative to traditional gum grafting.

During the procedure Dr. Kim will use a specially designed instrument to gently guide the gums over the receded part of the tooth. There are no incisions and most patients can expect to notice an immediate change in the appearance of their gums. Consult with Dr. Kim prior to your appointment to learn of the realistic results you can expect to achieve from the procedure.  

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