At Paradise Dental Associates in Salem, MA, we’re excited to offer our patients the best alternative to traditional gum recession surgery: the Pinhole® Surgical Technique. Also known as Pinhole® gum rejuvenation.
What is Pinhole® Gum Rejuvenation?
Pinhole® is a non-surgical treatment used to address receding gumlines. Gum recession is a common dental issue that occurs when the gum tissues (gingiva) pull away from the teeth, exposing more of the tooth and sometimes leading to sensitivity, decay, and even tooth mobility, not to mention aesthetic concerns.
Traditionally, gum recession repair involves a surgical procedure known as a gum graft. Grafting involves taking tissue from the roof of the mouth or from a donor source and attaching it over the exposed tooth. Unfortunately, surgical gum grafting can sometimes be a painful and invasive procedure, often requiring a lengthy recovery period.
The Pinhole® Surgical Technique, on the other hand, is a minimally invasive, one-visit procedure that reverses the look of gum recession without the need for a scalpel or multiple sutures. The entire treatment is completed in one appointment, and little to no recovery time is needed.
During a Pinhole® rejuvenation treatment, a small hole is created in the gums next to the area of recession. Then specialized tools are used to gently loosen, stretch, and reposition the gum tissue to cover the exposed tooth. You can almost compare it to tucking a blanket or sheet up over a bed. Instead of using a graft, our Salem dentists adjust the soft gingiva tissue that you already have.
Instant Results in One Day
Unlike conventional gum grafting, Pinhole® treatments provide same-day results. Pinhole® patients can see a noticeable improvement in their smile immediately after their appointment. There are no medicated dressings required, and you won’t need to take time off from work to heal. In most cases, you won’t even need to adjust your diet.
Pinhole® has revolutionized the way our Salem dentists are able to treat issues related to gum recession and exposed tooth roots. The benefits far outweigh those of conventional, more invasive gum surgeries.
Pinhole® vs. Gum Grafting
One of the biggest advantages of the Pinhole® gum rejuvenation is its minimal discomfort and conservative approach to care. Unlike traditional gum grafts, there is no cutting involved, so there is significantly less pain and swelling. This means our patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure, with minimal downtime.
Most importantly, Pinhole® treatment helps protect the exposed tooth. Exposed root surfaces are no longer susceptible to decay or temperature changes, eliminating sensitivity and preserving your smile for years to come.
If you’ve struggled with gum recession in the past but put off treatment because of the surgical process involved, Pinhole® can change that.
Who Needs Pinhole® Treatment?
Patients who will benefit from the Pinhole® Surgical Technique include those who have:
Early to moderate gum recession: Gum recession is a gradual process, and in the early stages, the Pinhole® Surgical Technique can effectively reposition the gum tissue to cover the exposed tooth, preventing further recession and improving the overall health of the gums.
Multiple teeth with gum recession: The Pinhole® Surgical Technique can treat multiple teeth in one visit, making it more convenient and efficient for our patients.
No or minimal bone loss: The Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a soft tissue procedure; it is not suitable for patients who have significant bone loss.
Additionally, patients who are looking for a more cosmetic solution to their gum recession may also benefit from the Pinhole® Surgical Technique. The procedure can improve the appearance of the gums, creating a more symmetrical and natural-looking smile.
Specialized Periodontal Treatment Close to Home
At Paradise Dental Associates, we have advanced practitioners who focus on periodontology, allowing us to offer innovative treatments not found in most general dental offices. Our dentists’ advanced postdoctoral training in areas like periodontology allows us to offer the skills and expertise to safely and effectively perform procedures such as the Pinhole® Surgical Technique. With specialized non-surgical periodontal therapies, we’re able to ensure the best possible results for our patients.
Non-Surgical Gum Treatments in Salem
If you’re struggling with gum recession, The Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery. With Pinhole® gum treatment, you can enjoy the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve in as little as one day.
Contact our Salem advanced-practice dentists today to schedule a Pinhole® rejuvenation consultation and learn more about how this innovative technique can help you.