What is the Pinhole Technique and How Does It Help Receding Gums?
When it comes to your oral health, it’s important not to ignore signs of gum disease or other oral health issues. One of the more common signs that is often ignored by Redondo Beach men and women is the presence of receding gums. Also, receding gums are sometimes undesired for patients who want a nicer, more appealing smile. Not only does recession cause cosmetic problems, recession may also cause trouble in your day to day eating habits. When you have recession you may experience sensitivity to certain foods and temperatures. Even though this is all true, some patients still ignore gum recession as an actual problem.
Why is Gum Recession an Issue?
Most people don’t know that gum recession is one of the leading causes of gum, or periodontal, disease. Also, gum recession causes many other health issues. Gum recession is when your gum tissue is starting to tear away or pull back which leaves your tooth and your tooth’s root exposed. This can ultimately result in various oral issues, discomfort, or general unhappiness with your mouth’s appearance. Without proper treatment, the tissues and bone structure of your teeth can also suffer immensely even resulting in tooth loss. At Redondo Beach Dental Group, we can offer a solution for those suffering from either gum disease or receding gums. The most popular procedure to help resolve this issue is a surgery entitled the Pinhole Technique.
What is the Pinhole Technique?
At our practice in Redondo Beach, we offer the pinhole technique for patients that need to address the problem of receding gums. This technique helps to repair receding gums and also can help those who are suffering from gum disease. It’s a way for professional dentists to repair gums without cutting or using sutures. A small pinhole is created in the gums, and then our doctors uses a specialized instrument to ease the gums away from their roots. Then, collagen is inserted through the pinhole which allows the gums to reattach to the tooth and appear plumper. The end of the procedure for Redondo Beach patients results in repaired gums that are no longer receding.
What is the Recovery Time for the Technique?
After the pinhole technique, patients will need a bit of recovery time. However, the surgical procedure only requires about a day of healing. For most Redondo Beach patients, the pinhole will heal within a 24-hour period. Also, there is very minimal special care for recovery for this procedure. There will be a bit of post-operative discomfort, however avoiding that area of the mouth especially when brushing or flossing will help ease the discomfort. Overall, however, there’s usually a pretty quick turnaround time for the pinhole technique.
If you’ve noticed that you may have problems with your receding gums, it’s time to have the problem fixed. Call Redondo Beach Dental Group at (310) 660-7726 to schedule an appointment today or learn more. Redondo Beach patients who receive the pinhole technique, end up relieving themselves from pain and also protecting their teeth from the serious problems that gum recession can cause.