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Pinhole Gum Grafting TechniqueEnjoy faster recovery times and long-term success when treating gum recession.
A painless, non-invasive technique for reversing gum recession.

Southfield’s Source for Pinhole Gum Surgery

Many people are familiar with traditional gum grafting as a treatment for receded gums, but pinhole gum grafting is an advanced solution that offers patients greater comfort and convenience. Unlike the multiple sessions typically required for gum surgery, pinhole periodontal surgery can be completed in just one visit.

This innovative technique involves creating a small hole in the gums to access the soft tissue. Using a specialized tool, your dentist gently loosens the tissue and moves it over the exposed portion of the teeth. Whether you’re interested in this technique for cosmetic reasons or health purposes, the Michigan Gum Docs can help you determine if it’s the right treatment for you. Contact us today to learn more.

The Benefits of Pinhole Gum Surgery

Pinhole gum surgery eliminates the need for incision sites, reducing discomfort and allowing for a quicker recovery. Unlike gum graft surgery, the pinhole technique is non-invasive and painless, with no scalpels, incisions, or sutures involved. Patients can immediately resume their daily activities after the procedure, and aftercare is simple.

The risk of infection is minimal, making it an ideal option for those with medical conditions that may complicate traditional surgery. Additionally, the surgery delivers excellent cosmetic results and boasts a high success rate. The collagen strips used in the procedure promote the growth of gums, and the quick process allows for the treatment of multiple teeth at once.

What Causes Gum Recession?

Gum recession issues are more common than many people realize, and there are many contributing factors that can create these problems. Some of the primary causes of receded gums include:

  • The natural aging process
  • Periodontal disease (gum disease)
  • Aggressive treatment of gums
  • Clenching teeth
  • Family history or genetic predisposition
  • Tobacco use

How Does The Pinhole Gum Grafting Technique Work?

While pinhole gum surgery does not involve scalpels or incisions in the gums, a local anesthetic is still required to ensure a pain-free experience. With the gums numbed, the dentist will create a small hole above the receding gum line using a needle. A specialized tool resembling a thin hook will then be inserted into the hole to gently loosen the gums.

Once the gums are relaxed, your dentist will use the tool to guide them back into place over the exposed areas they previously covered. Collagen strips will be inserted into the hole and pressed over the teeth’s exposed areas for protection. Following the procedure, you will notice immediate cosmetic improvements, and you’ll feel ready to start smiling brighter!

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Pinhole Gum Grafting FAQs

An ideal candidate for this treatment should not have any pre-existing dental issues, requiring that individuals with periodontal disease consider this surgery as a final step in their treatment plan. The individual should be in good health to undergo the procedure without potential complications, necessitating clearance from both their primary physician and periodontist.

In the past, gum graft surgery was commonly used by periodontists to address receding gums. This involved harvesting tissue from another part of the mouth, typically the roof of the mouth, and grafting it onto the gums. However, this procedure was invasive, requiring incisions, sutures, and a lengthy recovery period.

Fortunately, with the introduction of pinhole gum surgery, these challenges are a thing of the past.

With proper management of your oral health, pinhole gum grafting can be a long-term solution to receding gums. Our dentists can help you address the root causes of gum recession and provide you with tips to ensure proper care and the healthy appearance of your gums.

Schedule Your Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation

Explore simpler solutions to issues with gum recession by booking your appointment at Michigan Gum Docs today!

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