Dr. Bruce Fine says receding gums and gum disease are major causes of sensitive teeth. "Two minimally invasive treatments offer less downtime, fast recovery."
Online PR News – 19-May-2014 – Wayne, NJ – Wayne, NJ - “Sensitive teeth can be caused by a number of factors including aggressive brushing, tooth decay, and eating foods with high acidity such as tomatoes, lemons and pickles,” says Dr. Bruce Fine. “Tooth sensitivity can also be a symptom of receding gums or periodontal gum disease, both of which can cause eventual tooth loss and other serious health problems. In these cases, two advanced treatments offer faster treatment than conventional procedures, with less pain and minimal downtime."
“Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation ® is a revolutionary alternative to conventional gum grafting,” says Dr. Fine. “Receding gums are corrected through one or more small ‘pinholes’ made in the gums without cutting, stitches or downtime.” Dr. Fine says he uses a specially designed dental instrument which he places through the pinhole and moves it to free the gum tissue and guide the gums down to a healthy position. The process takes just minutes per tooth and there is no conventional gum grafting required.
“Half the population between 18 and 80 has some degree of gum recession,” says Dr. Fine.. “Many people first notice receding gums when their teeth become sensitive to cold, while others are unhappy with the unattractive look of receding gums,” he says.
Dr. Fine was the first dentist on the East coast to be trained in Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation®, invented by Los Angeles dentist Dr. John Chao. The treatment is also known as the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique®. To date, just 400 dentists worldwide have been certified to perform Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation®.
“Millions of adults in the U.S. have moderate to severe periodontal gum disease, but just a fraction receive conventional surgical treatment in a given year,” says Dr. Fine. “The conventional treatment for periodontal disease has required multiple visits to the dentist for invasive surgery, cutting and stitches,” he says. “Many patients avoid having needed treatment, which is detrimental to their teeth and potentially dangerous for their health.”
“Research reported by the American Academy of Periodontology shows that periodontal disease is associated with several other diseases and other serious health issues,” says Dr. Fine. “When plaque is not cleaned from the teeth regularly, bacteria can cause irritation of the gums. This can lead to the development of periodontitis, a serious disease that causes the formation of periodontal ‘pockets’ that separate the teeth from the gums and supporting bone. If left untreated the infected pockets can worsen, causing tooth and bone loss.”
“Periodontal gum disease can be successfully treated with a minimally invasive laser procedure called the LANAP treatment. “The LANAP laser treatment takes dentistry out of the era of cutting and sewing,” says Dr. Fine. “Now periodontal disease can be treated in just two office visits with no scalpels or stitches.”
For more information visit www.finedentalcare.com or call (973) 646-4935.
About Dr. Bruce Fine
Dr. Bruce Fine is a general dentist in Wayne NJ who has been in practice over 28 years. Dr. Fine attended Muhlenberg College for his undergraduate education and continued on to Georgetown University School of Dentistry where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery and taught as a clinical instructor after graduation.