A Cutting-Edge Treatment to Help with Gum Recession Called The Pinhole Surgical Procedure
At Claire Cho DDS in Aliso Viejo, California, Dr. Claire Cho provides a cutting-edge treatment for gum recession to her patients called the Pinhole Surgical Technique. This advanced procedure is only performed by the most technically skilled dentists, like Dr. Cho. Unlike other gum restoration procedures like gum grafting, the Pinhole Surgical Procedure is minimally invasive and requires little downtime for the patient. Let’s learn more about how the Pinhole Surgical Procedure works!
What is Gum Recession?
Before we can look into the Pinhole Surgical Procedure, it is important to understand what gum recession is. Gum recession is a condition where the gums literally start pulling back from your teeth due to gum disease. Gum recession can lead to sensitive teeth and general discomfort. This is because the tooth’s root becomes exposed when the gum recedes. Other causes of gum recession include natural aging or even from brushing too abrasively.
Why Treat Gum Recession?
When the gums recede and allow the tooth’s root to become exposed, you open the proverbial door to more damaging bacteria. When bacteria has a direct line to the tooth’s root and a direct route to getting under the gumline, your oral health is at increased risk. To put it simply, healthy gums are vital to a healthy mouth and long-lasting dental wellness.
What is the Pinhole Surgical Procedure?
The Pinhole Surgical Procedure is performed using a pin-like instrument specifically designed for this procedure. A tiny hole about the size of a pen tip (think of a ballpoint pen) is made using this instrument. The infected gum tissue is slowly and delicately loosened so that it can be placed back over the area where it had previously receded. Collagen is injected through this small hole to help keep the gums in place. There is no cutting or stitching required. There will be minimal swelling or bleeding, and the procedure typically heals within 24 hours.If you are interested in learning more about the Pinhole Surgical Procedure, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Claire Cho by dialing (949) 541-2529 today.Back to Pinhole Surgical Technique Page