Are you looking a little long in the tooth as time goes on? It could be due to gum disease. Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss, but the good news is that it can be managed if caught early with regular dental check-ups. Treating gum disease is one of the many specialties of Dr. Bill Campbell at Park Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.
Gum recession is a gradual process associated with many factors often in combination with one another. This includes aggressive brushing, consumption of acidic foods and drinks, as well as dental malocclusion issues (poor bites). It can slowly develop without any symptoms even in people who believe they practice good oral hygiene. Early detection and correction can increase the predictability of treatment and save money.
While Dr. Campbell performs a full range of dental procedures, he is especially adept at gum grafting and has advanced training in a revolutionary treatment known as Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation. Patented by Dr. John Chao, this technique is a minimally invasive way to treat receding gums. Dr. Campbell explains, “You make a small pinhole in the gum tissue to loosen the tissue from underneath and then stabilize the tissue in its new position with collagen fibers correcting the recession.”
This technique is often favored over more traditional means of gum grafting that involves the use of a blade and sutures. Realizing there is not just one approach to correcting gum recession, Dr. Campbell completed “The Soft Tissue Mastership Program” and mentorship with renowned Beverly Hills Periodontist, Dr. Ziv Simon. “A well-rounded understanding of gum treatments can offer patients more choices as to what may be best for their unique situation,” says Dr. Campbell.
Continuing Education is a big deal to the dentist. He is constantly learning and growing, adding to his skill set in order to better serve his patients. Since completion of dental school, he has completed over 600 hours of continuing education including The Dawson Academy for Occlusion, several courses with Spear Education, a leading dental educator for a comprehensive care approach to correcting occlusion, and he has even completed several implant surgical programs in Florida, California, and the Dominican Republic. He jokes, “I do a lot of continuing education. My wife just looks at me and says, ‘another one?’”
So what’s next for him regarding continuing education? He answers, “Sleep Apnea training this summer and becoming an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.”
Dr. Campbell worked in several different types of dental practices since graduating from dental school and says about joining Park Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, “They are truly unique. Dr. Long and Dr. Huynh-Le invest in their practice and their team. They give back to the community and they definitely put patients first. If there is something that better serves their patients…they do it, no matter the cost. They are a rare breed and I’m glad to be associated with them.”