Restoring Your Smile With The Pinhole Surgical Technique
Patients with receding gums have one thing in common: they don’t smile as often as they would like. Not only are receding gums unsightly, but they could also lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and other serious issues. Traditional methods for treating this problem has always involved surgery. However, with the pinhole technique, surgery is a thing of the past.
The pinhole technique has been adopted by many dentist offices across the country, including ours in Redondo Beach. It’s completed by making a small pinhole in your gums using a needle, and then stretching out the gum tissue to cover the receded area. It’s a much less painful procedure, and the results are immediate, so you can walk out of the dentist’s office smiling like you haven’t done in years.
Control Gum Recession
The pinhole technique essentially places your gums back where they belong. Gum recession can happen for many different reasons, and various problems can occur as a result. Preventing larger health issues is one of the main reasons why patients consider the pinhole technique, but the immediate positive effects of an improved smile is another bonus. Keeping gum recession under control is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy mouth, and with the pinhole surgical technique, you won’t have the same anxiety that is associated with traditional surgery.
Why The Pinhole Surgical Technique is Effective
The pinhole technique is effective because your Redondo Beach dentist simply loosens the gum tissue to move it into place, rather than cutting your gums. Because no incisions or cuts are involved, patients will experience very little pain, bleeding or swelling that are commonly associated with traditional surgical procedures.
This technique will cover up the exposed areas of your teeth to help protect the root structure. One of the most common results of receding gums is the development of gum disease, but going through the pinhole technique with your Redondo Beach dentist early enough may help prevent gum disease.
Prevent Gum Disease With Minimal Side Effects
Patients need to be aware that the pinhole technique is not designed to cure gum disease. If you already have gum disease, you need to take steps to treat the condition before repairing your receding gums. Dentists won’t be able to perform the pinhole technique if they identify any gum disease because it could become worse following the procedure.
However, if you begin noticing your gums receding, don’t hesitate to inquire about the pinhole technique. The process can effectively prevent gum disease from occurring in the first place, so it is well worth the time and effort to have the procedure done as soon as possible.
Redondo Beach Dental Group uses the pinhole technique for many reasons. We always use cutting-edge technology that benefits our patients, and the pinhole technique is simply the best way to treat receding gums.
If you’re struggling with your smile because of gum recession, give us a call at (310) 542-6988 to see if the pinhole technique is right for you.