Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
The pinhole surgical technique is the latest treatment available for gum recession. Exposing your roots and causing noticeable ridges in your gum line, gum recession can be caused by abrasive brushing of your teeth, hormonal changes, lifestyle choices, and even hereditary traits. Dr. Lana Rozenberg understands your smile is not only a noticeable aesthetic feature, but it is also an important social indicator.
As one of the first ways new and old friends determine your mood and decide to interact, hiding your smile because of gum recession can be impeding on your social life, as well as your physical health. The latest available treatment for gum recession, pinhole gum rejuvenation, allows you to smile again without the hassle or downtime of traditional gum surgery.
FAQs About Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
What Is Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation?
Performed to correct gum recession, pinhole gum rejuvenation is a quick, easy procedure with instant results. The procedure takes only an hour to complete and requires no scalpels, sutures, or grafting. Dr. Rozenberg performs pinhole gum restoration by using a small, specially designed pin-like tool. After creating a tiny pinhole into your gums near the area of recession, Dr. Rozenberg then slides the gums over the root where gum recession has occurred. Collagen strips are inserted under the gum to help the gums remain in their new placement.
How Is Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Different From Traditional Gum Grafting?
Traditional gum grafting uses donor connective gum tissue, often extracted from the roof of your mouth. The gum tissue is stitched to cover the exposed root. Since an incision is made and stitches are required, recovery from this procedure can be lengthy, up to 10 days, limiting your diet to soft, cool foods with additional post-op care. Gum grafting can only treat a few teeth per treatment, often requiring patients to undergo multiple operations. The pinhole surgical technique in New York, however, is able to correct gum recession in one visit. The pinhole surgical technique requires no stitching or scalpels, resulting in minimal pain and a faster recovery. Results are immediate so you can ensure you can smile more beautifully faster!
What Is The Downtime Involved After Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation?
Since no cutting or stitching is involved with pinhole gum rejuvenation, swelling, bleeding, and discomfort after surgery is minimal. The tiny pinhole will disappear within a day and you should be able to resume normal activities almost immediately.
Why Do I Need To Treat Gum Recession?
Gum recession exposes the roots of your tooth causing tooth sensitivity. One of the first signs of gum disease, gum recession allows bacteria to build up beneath your gum area. The buildup of plaque can ultimately result in tooth loss. Although gum recession occurs gradually, the effects can be long lasting, as adults with gum disease are more likely to experience a heart attack, stroke, and develop diabetes.
For more information about the pinhole surgical technique in New York, contact Dr. Rozenberg and the staff at Lana Rozenberg D.D.S. at (212) 265-7724 or click here to schedule a consultation online for our New York City Dental Office.