Patients struggling with increased tooth sensitivity have already got access to a new collagen treatment.
With the help of this treatment, patients will get rid of all the pain and all the unpleasant effects caused by tooth sensitivity, which in turn is caused by receding gums.
Gingival recession is an extremely common oral health issue nowadays, and according to recent statistics, approximately 50% of the adults in Great Britain do struggle with some form of gum line retraction.
The condition can generally be caused by several factors including genetic ones, extremely incorrect brushing habits, bad dental care, bruxism (grinding of the teeth) or chronic dental problems (such as periodontal disease).
The biggest problem with gum complications is that the gum cannot be restored in a natural way, and sooner or later when the gum recede completely, the neck of the tooth becomes exposed.
Until now, oral health specialists treated the problem by filling in the gum line with a special material in order to cover up the exposed areas and the holes that are formed.
The innovative collagen treatment was initially created in order to help with health issues such as repair/reconstruction of abdominal tissues or hernia.
The technology uses transplanting a special collagen substance in the damaged area, and this is what is done in the case of receding gums as well.
The procedure is done under anesthesia, and the dentist then implants the donor tissues under the gum line. Next, the oral surgeon will use a special adhesive material or stitches in order to close up the gum line.
According to most of the dental specialists who use this treatment, the procedure is extremely effective and safe. The only drawback is that given the fact that the soft palate tissue needs be cut, the patient will have to put up quite a lot of discomfort.
The donor collagen is a quick solution, and it takes only up to 20 minutes in order to treat one single tooth.
Patients who already went through such a gum treatment with collagen state that the procedure itself is painless and the results are fantastic, and now they have got “naturally” looking gums.