What is the Pinhole Treatment for Receding Gums?
At the Dental Health and Aesthetics Center of Aliso Viejo, California, Dr. Claire Cho and her team provide advanced solutions for common dental concerns. Patients who need treatment for receding gums following periodontal disease may want to speak to our professionals about undergoing a special surgical technique called pinhole surgery. Patients will find this treatment less invasive than traditional gum grafting, often done in situations like this, allowing for faster healing and amazing results!
What is the Pinhole Surgical Technique for Receding Gums?
The pinhole surgical technique is a popular, minimally invasive treatment for receding gums that can be used to treat mild to moderate gum recession. This surgery involves making a small incision in the gums and inserting a tiny instrument into the exposed root surfaces of the teeth. This surgery aims to cover the exposed root surfaces of the teeth with new gum tissue.
How is Pinhole Treatment for Receding Gums Performed?
This surgery is usually performed using local anesthesia and does not require sutures. During the pinhole surgical technique for receding gums, Dr. Claire Cho will create a small incision and then loosen the gum tissue and pull it through. This eliminates the need for gum grafting, which is typically done in the past to address gum recession. This procedure is faster, less invasive, and advanced, making it the best way to address the loss of natural gum tissue.
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What Can I Expect After Pinhole Surgery?
Recovery from the pinhole surgery is usually quick, taking only about an hour to complete. Most of our patients can return to their normal activities within a day or two, though softer foods and close attention to carefully brushing around the treatment areas are recommended. Dr. Claire Cho will always provide aftercare instructions for patients to follow to ensure proper healing and recovery while reducing the risk of complications.
How Do I Learn More About the Pinhole Treatment for Receding Gums?
Call Dr. Claire Cho and her team at Dental Health and Aesthetics Center in Aliso Viejo, California, to learn more about your upcoming procedure. Our team of professionals is located at 2 Mareblu Suite 200 and accepts new patients who call for an appointment at (949) 541-2529.