Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation: Scalpel-free, Suture-free, and Gum Graft-free Treatment for Gum Recession
Uncontrolled gum infection damages gingival tissues, resulting in receding gums and other issues. Unfortunately, damaged gums don’t grow back. The good news is that innovative treatments like Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation can treat gum recession to restore your gums to their full health.
The best part? Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) at Brentwood Dental Care is fast, comfortable, and minimally invasive. Plus, there is no additional surgery to harvest a graft!
Why you should treat receding gums
When you have receding gums, you experience increased tooth sensitivity, and your teeth appear longer than usual. The yellow-looking part of the tooth root becomes exposed, and you can feel an indentation or notch near the gums. Gingival recession is unaesthetic and creates “pockets” between teeth and gums, making it easier for dental calculus and harmful bacteria to accumulate.
Why do you have gum recession in the first place? Several reasons may cause gums to pull away from the teeth. The common ones include:
- Gum disease
- Aggressive brushing
- Excessive tooth grinding
- Trauma to the gum tissues
- Genetic predisposition
- Tobacco use
When you fail to treat gum recession, the surrounding gums and bone become severely damaged, resulting in tooth loss and other health complications. Early detection of gum recession is crucial for successful treatment before the condition causes irreversible damage.
The new way to treat gum recession with Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
Traditionally, gum recession has always been treated with gum grafting. While this treatment works, it’s invasive and often results in increased downtime. But now, with pinhole gum treatment, we can overcome gingival recession without scalpels and sutures.
Developed and patented by John Chao, D.D.S., this treatment involves the simple steps below.
- Making small holes (pinholes) along the gum line
- Passing a special instrument through the holes to loosen the gum tissue
- Guiding the loosened gum tissue over the receded areas
- Instead of sutures, using collagen to secure the adjusted gum tissue in place
Since there is no cutting or stitching, patients can expect minimal post-treatment discomforts, like pain, swelling, and bleeding. PST also gives an immediate aesthetic improvement. Imagine wearing a smile you love to reveal and no longer experiencing tooth sensitivity.
Comfortable gum recession treatment at Brentwood, California
Do you have receding gums? Welcome to Brentwood Dental Care, where comfortable dental care meets technology. If you have recessed gums, please call (310) 444-9900 to schedule an appointment with Drs. Don Mungcal and Stephen Weisberg for the Pinhole® Surgical Technique.