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What You Need to Know About Pinhole Dental Technique

When you begin to experience receding gums, it’s much more than a simple cosmetic issue that affects your smile. Receding gums can expose the roots of your teeth to bacteria, plaque, and debris. That is a problem because roots don’t have a protective enamel coating and your roots become at risk of developing damage and decay. Also, receding gums can cause painful tooth sensitivity. One solution to receding gums is having the Pinhole dental technique treatment.

Pinhole Dental Technique in Aliso Viejo CA Area

What Causes Receding Gums?

The leading cause of receding gums is periodontitis (gum disease). When you have gum disease, bacteria and the toxic by-products they leave behind eat away at the gum tissues, causing them to recede. However, other issues and risk factors can cause gum recession.

  • Genetics
  • Grinding and clenching your teeth
  • Brushing teeth too vigorously
  • Hormonal changes, including menopause or pregnancy
  • Misaligned bite
  • Body jewelry around the mouth (or in the mouth)
  • Insufficient or poor oral hygiene
  • Smoking and other tobacco usages

Fortunately, the Pinhole surgical technique can help.

What Is the Pinhole Dental Technique?

A revolutionary method for restoring gums after a patient experiences gum recession, the Pinhole gum rejuvenation treatment is less invasive than other dental procedures. Traditional methods include removing a portion of healthy tissue from another mouth area and grafting it to the affected area. The Pinhole technique is different.

To perform the Pinhole surgery for receding gums, specialists in the technique create a pinhole-sized opening in the affected area where gum recession is a problem. The doctor then uses special dental instruments to reposition the gum tissue over the recession area carefully. Then, they place collagen strips over the tissue that has been repositioned. The collagen tissue promotes re-attachment and healing.

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With the Pinhole technique, you can experience less discomfort and no bleeding or swelling. Also, the procedure can be performed on multiple teeth during the same visit. Last, your smile shows immediate improvement.

Pinhole Dental Technique in Aliso Viejo, California

Contact Dr. Claire Cho at Claire Cho DDS in Aliso Viejo, California, for more information about the Pinhole dental technique. Call (949) 541-2529 to book an appointment.

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Dr. Claire Cho, Claire Cho DDS, CA

Claire Cho, DDS, has been serving patients for over 31 years.

She is passionate about applying new knowledge in her practice and attends continuing education courses annually. These advanced courses have enabled her to gain specialized knowledge on implantology, dental prosthetics, soft tissue grafting, neuromuscular occlusion, and bone and tissue regeneration.

Dr. Cho is one of the few dentists in Orange County offering LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure), the FDA-approved gum disease treatment that doesn’t involve cutting and sewing. She combines science with an artistic eye to transform the smiles and lives of patients. Her recent accolades include nominations for Best of LA Cosmetic Dentist and Top Doc of Orange County by Orange Coast magazine and being awarded fellow status by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

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