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Edgewood Dental Care

October 26, 2015 17:49 ET

Edgewood Dentist Adds Revolutionary Gum Recession Treatment

EDGEWOOD, KY--(Marketwired - October 26, 2015) - Dr. Kevin McMahon, an Edgewood dentist trained in all phases of dentistry, has added a new treatment for patients suffering from gum recession.

The new treatment known as the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique allows Dr. McMahon to guide gums into a more appropriate position without the need for painful gum grafting, scalpels or sutures.

Patients with gum recession can have symptoms of tooth sensitivity, darker gums, exposed roots, gum inflammation and teeth that look too long. Gum recession typically affects both men and women between the ages of 40 and 65 years old.

“Sometimes gum recession is a product of hard brushing, cleaning, medicines or even bad genes,” said Dr. McMahon of Edgewood Dental Care. “The important thing to know is that recession can put your teeth and gums at risk and lead to serious problems if left untreated.”

Conventional gum recession treatment involves taking a portion of the tissue from the roof of the mouth and placing it on the gums. This requires extensive surgery and stitches and sutures. The Chao Pinhole® Technique is much less invasive. Dr. McMahon makes a small pinhole in the gums and then guides the gums back into position.

Dr. McMahon recently became certified in the new technique by studying under Dr. John Chao, the developer of the Chao Pinhole® Technique. Dr. McMahon can restore half of the mouth with the pinhole technique in one visit or complete the treatment in quadrants.

“This procedure helps patients keep their teeth longer as it covers exposed roots and stops that domino effect that leads to losing teeth,” Dr. McMahon said.

Edgewood Dental Care offers general dentistry, restorative dentistry, sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, gum disease treatment, dental implants, wisdom tooth removal, root canals and full orthodontics -- including traditional braces and Invisalign.

The practice uses cone beam computed tomography to take 3-D images of patients’ mouths, oral cavity, jawbone and neck; intraoral cameras to take high-resolution images of patients’ teeth for education and diagnosis; CEREC technology to provide same-day crowns; LANAP laser technology to treat gum disease; IV sedation to treat fearful patients or patients in need of multiple dental treatments in one visit; and The Wand to deliver pain-free injections.

Edgewood Dental Care provides free coffee, drinks and healthy snacks to its patients and has amenities that will help keep patients comfortable during treatment.

Dr. McMahon uses dental implants in his practice to replace missing teeth or to stabilize dentures. He also provides bone grafting for patients who have had their jawbone deteriorate with the loss of their teeth. In July, Dr. McMahon was named a Diplomate of the renowned International Dental Implant Association. This recognition is awarded to dentists who have completed hundreds of hours of continuing education in dental implant training.

Dr. McMahon earned his undergraduate and dental degrees from the University of Kentucky and began Edgewood Dental Care in 1986. Dr. McMahon takes more than 100 hours of continuing education every year to offer his patients the highest quality of dentistry. Dr. McMahon runs Edgewood Dental Care alongside Drs. Daryl Peak, D.G. Gutman and Troy Kramer.

To read more about the far-reaching effects of gum disease, visit the Edgewood Dental Care website at or call the office at 859-474-7830.

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