When dealing with mild gum recession, the first option is to clean deeply as this just may be what is needed to reverse or prevent any damage. However, when it becomes more severe that leaves the root of the teeth open, leading to tooth infection, tooth decay, sensitivity and tooth loss. It needs more effective restorative and diligent techniques to fix.
We have the dental professionals who are specialist in the Pinhole Surgical Technique, which is a minimally-invasive procedure that is done instead of the traditional gum grafting. This is a suture-free, scalpel-free, gum treatment that reduces the number of post-operative symptoms that you would need when you undergo dental surgery and gives you an immediate cosmetic improvement to how you smile.
What is the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) and how is it performed?
The Pinhole Surgical Technique is a small invasive way of treating gum recession. To carry out this technique, a dental surgeon makes use of a needle to create a small hole inside the patient’s gum tissue. Through this pinhole, the gum tissue is then gently loosened with a special instrument that is used to expand and slide the gumline so as to cover the exposed root structure. No stitching, cutting, or graft is needed. Patients will only experience minimal pain, swelling and bleeding after the treatment is done.
How does the PST differ from traditional gum grafting?
Gum grafting is the use of soft or donor tissue grafts to fix the gumline. This is carried out by suturing the soft tissue back in place merging them together as the gum heals with existing gum tissue. This traditional grafting treatment is very effective; but, patients better experience with Pinhole Surgical Technique with comparable better results.
Reasons for Choosing Pinhole Surgical Technique
While the right gum treatment can stop recession from getting worse, some damage to the gums will still be visible. More dental services might be required to fully take care of gum recession.
Common reasons for choosing the Pinhole Surgical Technique include:
It restores the natural look of your gumline.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique will help enhance your confidence when you laugh, speak, and smile by giving you an almost immediate improvement to how your teeth and gums look. The results are beautiful, natural-looking, healthy, and long-lasting.
Reduces recovery times
The reduction of recovery time makes the Pinhole Surgical Technique the most preferred solution. Traditional grafting techniques could take up to three weeks before healing but Pinhole Surgical Technique is faster and more comfortable. It also comes with immediate cosmetic results with little post-operative symptoms. You could even be back on your feet in less than 25 hours!
With this method you can treat multiple areas in a single visit
Extensive gum recession could affect a lot of areas in the mouth. And with traditional gum grafting it takes donor tissue from your palate, thus, treating a lot of areas might not be possible. The Pinhole Surgical technique gives room for the treatment of multiple areas at the same time with one in a visit to our Dentistry, thus making this procedure a lot more convenient.
Contact Sun-Park Dental
Need a consultation? Sun-Park Dental in Rocklin can answer your questions about the Pinhole Technique to treat Gingival Recession. Call us at 916-435-1155 or contact us online here.