Gum Recession Treatments in Midtown Atlanta and Roswell

Reverse gum recession and transform your smile.

gum recession Atlanta Center for Advanced Periodontics
gum recession treatment Atlanta Center for Advanced Periodontics

Healthy gums are essential for a healthy smile.

We make it easier than ever to prevent and treat dental gum recession and achieve lasting oral health.

If your gums are receding or pulling away from your teeth, don’t wait to contact us. The faster we diagnose the underlying problem, the better for your health. We offer comprehensive and personalized gum recession treatments to restore your smile.

What is gum recession?

Gum recession is the loss of tissue along your gum line. This is a common symptom of periodontal disease. It can also be linked to the natural aging process, or abrasive brushing and flossing habits.

Common signs of gum recession are tooth sensitivity and pain, teeth that look longer than they used to, and loose teeth. Left untreated, the ultimate result can be tooth loss.

Gum recession is very treatable. Mild cases of gum recession can often be treated by a professional deep cleaning. For more advanced cases, high-tech surgical or non surgical procedures will restore your gums and health.

Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (often simply called Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation) is a minimally-invasive and natural method for treating gum recession.

Invented and patented by Dr. John Chao, this technique is revolutionizing the way periodontists like Dr. Pumphrey reverse gum recession.

Using a small needle, we’ll create access to the tissue above your gums. Then a high-tech instrument is used to gently loosen your gum tissue, sliding it over your exposed root structure.



Discover the benefits of Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation

  • No invasive surgery
  • No scalpel & no stitches
  • Speedy recovery
  • Long-lasting results

Soft Tissue Augmentation (Gum Graft)

Also known as gum grafting, soft tissue augmentation is a traditional and effective method for treating receding gums.

This procedure involves using donor tissue or soft tissue from your palate to cover exposed root surfaces and rebuild the gum line.

We offer sedation dentistry options to ensure your gum graft procedure is comfortable and successful. Your mouth should be feeling back to normal in about two weeks.

Drs. Pumphrey and Davis are among the few periodontists in Atlanta who are board-certified in periodontology. Dr. Pumphrey is also trained to provide the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, he learned this method from the inventor of the procedure, Dr. Chao himself.

I had the Chao pinhole gum procedure done by Dr. Brock Pumphrey. The results and short down time is amazing. My gums are no longer recessed. I can’t say enough about the experience….I drove myself to and from the office…the procedure took less than two hours for five areas!!!

– Cindy

Frequently asked questions about gum recession

What causes gum recession?

Gum recession can be caused by several factors, including:

  • Aggressive brushing
  • Genetics
  • Periodontal disease
  • Hormonal changes
  • Tobacco use
  • Grinding or clenching of teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Ill-fitting dental restorations
  • Systemic diseases, such as diabetes
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Aging
  • Use of certain medications

It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene and visit our office regularly to prevent and treat gum recession.

How can I tell if I have gum recession?

You may have gum recession if you experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Teeth that appear to be longer
  • Exposed tooth roots
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Pockets forming between gums and teeth
  • Changes in bite or the way teeth fit together
  • Persistent bad breath

Experiencing any of these symptoms? Contact us

Why is gum recession treatment necessary?

Gum recession can be easily overlooked because it typically lacks noticeable symptoms in its early stages and is painless. Neglecting the condition, however, allows bacteria to flourish and can lead to infection and further gum recession. In severe cases, gum recession can result in tooth decay and even tooth loss.Because of this, prompt diagnosis and treatment is essential.

How long does it take to treat gum recession?

The length of treatment for gum recession varies and depends on the severity of the condition and the chosen treatment method. At Atlanta Center for Advanced Periodontics, Dr. Pumphrey will recommend the best treatment option for your specific situation.

How does the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique differ from traditional gum grafting?

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique differs from traditional gum grafting in several ways:

  • Minimally invasive.
  • It usually doesn’t require sutures, while traditional gum grafting requires sutures to hold the graft in place.
  • No cutting.
  • It doesn’t require a donor site for tissue, whereas traditional gum grafting can.
  • It’s limited to mild or moderate gum recession, whereas traditional gum grafting can be used for more severe cases of gum recession.

Overall, the Chao pinhole surgical technique is a less invasive and more convenient option for treating mild to moderate gum recession compared to traditional gum grafting.

How long does the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique take to perform?

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique can be performed in a single appointment, typically taking one to two hours.

Are there any potential side effects of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique?

As with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of infection, bleeding, or relapse, but these are rare with the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique.

What is gum grafting?

Gum grafting is a surgical procedure that involves taking tissue from the roof of the mouth, or the use of donor tissue, and grafting it onto another area to treat gum recession.

Why is gum grafting necessary?

Gum grafting can help address several oral health problems associated with gum recession. It can:

  • Prevent further gum recession
  • Improve the appearance of your mouth
  • Preserve teeth health
  • Enhance the stability of dental restorations
How is gum grafting performed?

Gum grafting is performed by taking tissue from the roof of the mouth or using donor tissue and grafting it onto the affected area.

Is gum grafting painful?

Some discomfort is normal after gum grafting, but most patients report that it’s manageable with prescribed medication.

How long does it take to recover from gum grafting?

Recovery time after gum grafting varies, but most patients return to their normal activities within a few days to a week.

More questions? Give us a call:

Atlanta: (404) 876-4867

Roswell: (770) 442-1010

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