New technology available for correcting receding gum lines

[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1371853581&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4109500&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1371853581 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Correcting a receding gum line once meant hours in a dental chair and weeks of recovery.

Now, new technology makes the process much faster and less painful.

Using a needle, the dentist creates a pinhole in the gums.

This way, 10 to 14 teeth can be corrected at once.

Patients typically recover from the process in 24 hours.

It’s expected to be a permanent, one-visit procedure with little to no risk involved.

The cost is about the same as traditional methods.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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