An amazing new gum recession treatment known as the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ has arrived in the Temecula Valley. This breakthrough technique involves NO grafting, NO incisions, NO sutures, and provides quick results. Dr. Sewell is able to bring patients’ with receding gums, almost immediate cosmetic results. The Pinhole Surgical Technique is a revolutionary treatment.
Gingival recession is the name given when gum tissue retreats away from the crown of the tooth, revealing more of the tooth or sometimes the root. This condition is a very common occurrence seen in dentistry. It can affect even those who practice great oral hygiene with regular brushing habits.
Causes of Gingival Recession
Causes of gingival recession could be an abnormal tooth position, aggressive brushing, gum trauma, periodontal disease, or can simply be due to fragile gingival tissue through heredity.
Traditional techniques for correcting gingival recession usually involved a connective tissue graft. Through this procedure, donor tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth and the wound is then sutured back together. Incisions are made where the gum is receding, and then the donor tissue is sutured to the overlying gum tissue. The process is effective but can leave the patient with pain, swelling, and bleeding over the course of a few weeks.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique™, which was invented by John Chao, D.D.S., does away with sutures and incisions and replaces these methods with just a small pinhole! Through this method, Dr. Sewell uses specially designed instruments to simply loosen the gum tissue. By loosening this gum tissue, Dr. Sewell carefully guides it back over the receded portion. With grafting, sutures, and incisions out of the equation, patients can expect little to no discomfort, fast healing times, and incredible cosmetic results!
Dr. Nash, a top Temecula Dentist is one of the first 50 dentists in the United States to provide this revolutionary treatment . If you are unhappy with unsightly gum lines or experiencing any pain or sensitivity due to exposed roots and gum recession, call Ethos Advanced Dental Care for a consultation about the Pinhole Surgical Technique™. Let the experts at Ethos Advanced Dental Care help restore your smile back to it’s original beauty!