Gum Recession Treatment

While common, gum recession is dangerous to your gum tissue and the bones supporting your teeth. Receding gums allow more room for bacteria to lodge itself, and is usually the result of untreated plaque turning into tartar. It is a progressive ailment that can take years of tartar buildup for the gums to show signs of receding.


Once the signs appear, you will want it treated immediately. Receding gums can have a severe and negative impact on your overall health.

Understanding Gum Recession

Gum recession is one of the signs of gum disease, but can also be caused by using the wrong tooth brushing technique or as a side effect of certain medications that increase the risk of periodontal disease. Traditional gum surgery and orthodontic treatments can also cause gum recession because healthy tissue has to be removed to eradicate the infection. People who have suffered from gum recession understand the pain involved and how the treatments can be long and sometimes unpleasant. Historically, the most popular treatments administered by dentists to repair your gums have been gum grafting and deep cleanings.

Gum Recession Treatments

Gum grafting is the process of taking healthy tissue from the roof of the mouth and grafting it onto the gums to replace the missing or infected tissue. This is coupled with a deep cleaning where the hygienist will use specially-designed tools to remove the plaque and tartar that is growing on the roots. These two treatments were relatively effective but they were both invasive and time consuming.


There’s been a breakthrough in the practice of dentistry and the treatment of gum recession. The Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™ is a technique and treatment that can help heal receding gums with minimal invasiveness and pain. The Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™ may be an attractive alternative because it is a non-invasive procedure. Unlike gum grafting procedures, there is no cutting of the gum tissue involved. Our patients are blown away by the efficiency and ease of being treating by PST™. It’s important to note that not every dental clinic offers dental laser technology. At Georgian Dental®, we want our patients to have the best experience and receive the most cutting-edge and effective treatments.


Know the signs and symptoms of gum recession so that you can speak to your dentist about the issues with your oral health:

  • Teeth discolouration
  • Exposed roots
  • Loose teeth
  • Increased teeth sensitivity
  • Larger gaps between teeth
  • Rough gum line
  • Swollen gums
  • Bad breath


Once the signs of gum disease are detected, we can put your treatment plan into action. The Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™ might be the ideal treatment to get your smile in style. Click below to request a no-obligation consultation, or learn more about Pinhole Surgical Technique PST.

Gum Recession Consultation

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