Traditional Gum Surgery
Minimally Invasive? No incisions and no stitches. Specially designed instruments gently loosen gum tissue and guide it into place over the exposed root of your teeth. Scalpels and stitches required. Traditional therapy options are invasive and require grafting tissue from elsewhere on your body.
Instant Results? Minimal soreness and immediate cosmetic improvements. Most of our patients only take Advil after the procedure and feel fine the next day. You are able to eat most foods after the first 24 hours of healing. Long healing times and multiple treatments often needed. Scalpel-based gum recession treatments may require up to 6 weeks of recovery time. Your diet must be significantly modified. Patient Satisfaction? Patients report no bleeding & love the results! The International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry published a study proving the effectiveness of Pinhole® Gum Rejuvenation therapy. Oral surgery is painful and inconvenient. Many people avoid treating their receding gums simply because the treatment is so painful and invasive.
What Is Gum Recession?
Gum recession is the loss of gum tissue and supporting bone around your teeth. When the roots of your teeth are exposed, they become extremely sensitive to hot, cold, sweet, and acidic foods. In fact, living with tooth recession can lead to chronic tooth sensitivity and can make your teeth more prone to erosion and decay.
Receding gums can be caused by:
- Periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis)
- The natural aging process
- Side effects of traditional orthodontic treatments
- Brushing your teeth too hard
- Misaligned bit