Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Technique – The advanced way to treat gum recession
Do you notice visibly shrinking gums in your mouth? Are your gums too soft to touch? You might have gum recession.
Gum recession, also known as Gingival recession is a condition that occurs gradually and makes the gum tissues pull back from the teeth. It unveils the roots of the teeth and forms a gap between the teeth and gums. Periodontal infections, tooth grinding, forceful brushing, hormonal changes, and inherited factors are all possible factors that contribute to gum recession. If receding gums are not treated promptly, tooth loss will occur.
Surgical procedures like soft tissue graft, open flap scaling, and regeneration are performed to treat gum recession. Besides these, a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure called “Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation” is available to treat gingival recessions.
What is Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Technique?
Pinhole gum rejuvenation is a minimally invasive surgical treatment and it is considered an effective alternative method to traditional gum grafting solutions. It begins by making a small hole in the gum tissues. Next, specialized instruments are inserted through the tiny hole to guide and place the gum tissues over the receded portion of a tooth.
Then periodontists use tiny collagen strips to secure place for the gum tissues.
It is a simple procedure that can be completed in a single appointment and the need for surgical incisions, sutures are eliminated.
How does Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation differ from traditional gum recession treatments?
Unlike traditional gum grafting methods, pinhole gum rejuvenation does not require surgical incisions. We discussed it already. In traditional techniques, tissues are taken from the palate (or another part of the mouth) and are sutured in the place where gum tissues are worn away.
Apart from the surgical site, the place where tissues were extracted also causes more discomfort. Hence you should take care of 2 areas inside your mouth after the surgery. Meanwhile, healing also takes more time.
On the other hand, pinhole gum rejuvenation involves a minuscule “pinhone” alone. As there is no surgical incision, the treated region will heal faster. Hence it will not push you to follow special instructions after the surgery.
In essence, pinhole gum rejuvenation allows the periodontists to rebuild the gum line with less damage to your oral cavity.
What are the advantages of restoring gum line with the pinhole technique?
Pinhole gum rejuvenation is an effective way to treat receded gums. It offers a few unique advantages to patients as listed here:
- Pinhole technique allows the surgeons to treat multiple areas of gum recession in a single visit whereas grafting for 1 or 2 teeth alone at a time is possible with traditional methods.
- Minimally invasive procedure
- There is no need to take any tissue from the palate for the graft.
- Have guaranteed success rates and provide long-term benefits.
Gum recession treatments aim at restoring the gum line and covering the exposed root portions of teeth. There are numerous traditional surgical procedures like oral flap scaling, soft tissue graft, and regeneration to treat gum recession.
Pinhole gum rejuvenation is an advanced solution to treat gingival recession and has superior advantages over traditional grafts.
If you want to know whether the pinhole technique matches your unique needs to resurrect the gum tissues, contact our Surya Dental Care. We are committed to provide the best oral care to people.