The Microsurgical Connective Tissue Graft

Recession or “receding gums” is 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. J. David Cross, DDS is one of the few professionals in the United States providing this microsurgical care level for periodontal disease treatment. 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 periodontal disease treatment designed to treat teeth bone loss or recession. This procedure was developed as a Microsurgery procedure. Dr. J. David Cross, DDS 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 plaque or bacteria under the gums causes bone loss, which can 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 the plaque that the naked eye can see. 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

The Perioscope lets Dr. J. David Cross, DDS 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. Contact his office in Springfield, IL online or at (217) 635-0218.