The Microsurgical Connective Tissue Graft
Recession or “receding gums” is BONE LOSS. As the gums receded and the recession develops, this represents bone loss. And bone is what holds our teeth in place. By using microsurgical technology, Dr. Cross can provide the most precise and minimally invasive technique for the treatment of recession. Dr. Cross is one of the few professionals in the United States providing this microsurgical care level. Not only is the bone loss stopped, and the root is covered from the graft, but also the results will be natural and esthetic.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique
The Pinhole Technique is a procedure designed to treat teeth with bone loss or recession. This procedure was developed as a Microsurgery procedure. Dr. Cross is one of the first specialists trained in this procedure, personally by Dr. John Chao. Dr. Cross was the first oral health specialist trained in Illinois to perform the Pinhole technique.
Microsurgical Treatment For Gum Disease
The presence of plague or bacteria under the gums causes bone loss, which can/will result in tooth loss. Treating this infection not only allows patients to keep their natural teeth, but also untreated gum disease can promote cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pulmonary disease, stroke, and premature low birth weight in infants. The microscope allows Dr. Cross to visualize and treat up to 26 times that of the naked eye. In your oral health care, attention to detail and precision is key to your success..
Removal of subgingival plaque and calculus from teeth with gum disease.
The Perioscope Dr. Cross to see 46 times that of the naked eye increasing our precision at treating gum infection. Dr. Cross is one of the few offices in the United States to utilize both the Microscope and the Perioscope. His commitment to detail allows patients to have successful treatment in a relaxed and calm atmosphere.