How Common Are Receding Gums?
Dr. Gashinsky estimates about 50% of the population has some form of gum recession. This condition is present when the gum and the bone that supports the teeth migrate down the roots, exposing them.
This can affect anyone from teens to the elderly. The root exposure created by receding gums is the main cause of tooth sensitivity and a major cause for root decay.
For years the conventional way to treat this was to perform grafting surgery, as shown in the video above, by taking tissue from your palate or using artificial tissue and sewing it over the roots. This is usually painful and sometimes unpredictable.
Dr. Gashinsky is one of a select few doctors in the United States that can perform this virtually painless alternative to gum grafting, The Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, eliminating the need for painful and debilitating surgery.