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The New Minimally Invasive Tunneling Technique Is Now Used By Dr. Anderson To Treat Gum Recession!
The Anderson Periodontal Wellness office by Bloomfield Hills, MI, now has a minimally invasive tunneling technique that gum grafting material is threaded through to restore multiple areas of gum recession to a healthier level.
The tunneling technique differs from more traditional gum grafting procedures because it makes use of existing gum tissue but requires no cutting. Using special equipment, Dr. Anderson makes tunnels throughout the gum tissue after cleaning the surface of the affected teeth and jawbone. Then, she uses a specialized dental tool that allows her to create tiny tunnels throughout the gum tissue.
Once the tunnels are made, Dr. Anderson carefully inserts gum grafting material into the newly opened spaces. After ensuring that the site meets her high expectations both functionally and aesthetically, she uses sutures to hold the gum grafting material in place.
Each tunneling technique procedure takes about an hour to complete depending upon how widespread the patient's gum recession is. Within a few weeks after treatment, the gum grafting material becomes part of the surrounding gums, leading to healthier coverage of teeth roots and jawbone.
Gum recession is a common problem that brings many people to the periodontist. Explains Dr. Anderson, "Receding gums can become a serious issue over time if they are not corrected. Without enough gum tissue, the teeth and bone are vulnerable to damage. The overall look of the smile can suffer, too, which can result in lowered patient confidence. The tunneling technique offers a fast, predictable, and gentle way to address receding gums in patients who are prime candidates for this gingival grafting option."
Dr. Anderson became certified in the tunneling technique and received her credentials as a S.M.A.R.T. (minimally invasive tissue grafting) provider at the University of Pennsylvania. There, she trained under the tunneling technique founder, Dr. Ernesto Lee. Only trained dental professionals like Dr. Anderson can present the tunneling technique as a choice for their patients with receding gums. The tunneling technique may also be appropriate for patients who want to address jawbone deformities.
About Anderson Periodontal Wellness: The Anderson Periodontal Wellness center in Bloomfield Hills, MI, is a highly advanced office where patients can get treated by Dr. Lauren Anderson, a trusted and highly practiced periodontist.
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