Gum recession can cause a wide range of issues, including dental sensitivity, exposed roots, and even cause your tooth to become loose or fall out. Older treatments for gum recession included gum grafting, a procedure that involved harvesting donor tissue from another part of the mouth and suturing it into place. The Pinhole Surgical Technique is a modern technology that offers a wide range of benefits for patients and offers a much better experience.
Dental Partners of Boston Offers the Pinhole Surgical Technique!
Developed and patented by Dr. John Chao, DDS, MADG, the Pinhole Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive method that moves the patient’s gum tissue downward to cover the exposed root. During pinhole surgery, a tiny incision is made above the affected tooth or teeth.
To move the gum tissue, Dr. Guzman inserts a special tool through this incision and pushes the gum tissue down to cover any exposure. The gum tissue is held in place with tiny strips of collagen, which encourage healing and keep the tissue stable as it heals. Dr. Guzman at Dental Partners of Boston has received specialized training on the pinhole surgical technique from Dr. Chao himself. This allows him to help many patients who may have serious gum recessions.
Amazing Benefits of Pinhole Surgery
Pinhole surgery has a wide range of benefits for Boston dental patients. Here are just a few reasons we prefer the pinhole surgical technique over traditional gum recession surgery.
Faster Treatment Time
The pinhole surgical technique allows treatment of up to 12 teeth in a single session, unlike traditional gum grafting surgery which only addresses one or two teeth at a time. This speeds up the procedure and benefits the patient by avoiding multiple office visits and lengthy recovery periods.
One of the biggest benefits of pinhole surgery is that it’s a suture-free procedure, which means that patients won’t have to take care of a large oral wound. Additionally, since pinhole surgery doesn’t require tissue from a donor site, the chances of infection are reduced considerably.
Although some patients experience slight bruising and swelling after pinhole surgery, recovery is very straightforward. In fact, many patients return to their normal routine as soon as the day after surgery.
Schedule A Consultation
If you have gum recession and think you could benefit from pinhole gum surgery, schedule an appointment with the Dental Partners of Boston today. Meet with Dr. Guzman and see if you are a candidate. We can improve your oral health and help you feel more confident about your smile!