Receding gums is a commonly occurring dental problem. Aside from the cosmetic implications, severe gum recession can also expose the roots which may lead to hypersensitivity and allow bacteria to damage your teeth. Some of the factors that can influence gum recession include teeth grinding, brushing too hard, gum disease and normal wear and tear.
Pinhole gum rejuvenation surgery is a novel treatment option for gum recession. The main benefit of pinhole gum surgery is that it is minimally invasive, and no incisions or suturing is required. As an added benefit, this treatment option is virtually pain-free and the recovery time after surgery is very short.
The entire procedure is done through a small hole just above the targeted area. Our dentist will use a tool to lengthen the gum tissue and drape it over the areas where the roots are exposed. Since there is no need for making incisions or for suturing, patients can look forward to instant cosmetic improvement with minimal post-operative symptoms. Patients should be able to continue with their normal activities on the same day as the procedure.
Pinhole surgery provides the option to correct gum recession across many teeth in a single visit.
If you have any questions about pinhole gum rejuvenation surgery or if you are considering having the procedure done; get in touch with us at Summit Heights Dental. Our dentists are experienced in the pinhole surgery technique and we are always happy to help!