Receding gums can cause tooth sensitivity, affect the look of your smile, and make you look older due to tooth loss. Your gums can recede due to disease, excessive brushing, or the normal process of aging. If you are having gum recession problems, pinhole gum rejuvenation can come to your rescue. The thought of going under the knife, sutures, and grafts may prove to be a tough call of duty in your quest for a solution to your oral problems. Your doctor at Spa Dental Group Washington, DC, recommends this minimally invasive technique that does not leave any scarring.

What is Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation?

Gum recession exposes the teeth’s roots and can make you susceptible to a bacterial infection. When you visit your dentist for a pinhole gum rejuvenation procedure, they will use local anesthesia to numb and then create a small hole in the gums. The dentist will then gently pull the gum to cover the correct height at the area affected by the recession by using specialized tools. Your doctor will then insert collagen fiber through the tiny hole to help hold your gums in place. This treatment option requires one session.

Within a day or two, your gums will have healed, and you will not experience pain or swelling during or after your treatment. You will notice an improvement in how your teeth and gums appear immediately after your procedure.

Am I a Good Candidate for Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation?

If there are no underlying dental health issues affecting your gum recession, pinhole surgical rejuvenation is a viable option. Also, if you are having tooth sensitivity problems that are not tied to periodontal disease, you can opt for this method. If you are a smoker, you have to quit the habit after the procedure. Your doctor will require you to be in optimum overall health for the procedure to work. You must have a sufficient amount of gum tissue prior to the treatment for the procedure to be successful.

Benefits of Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation

Multiple locations can be addressed in one sitting using this technique, which saves time and money. When using the grafting method, multiple sessions will be required if the gingival recession affects more than one tooth.

  •       No surgical cutting or sutures: Pinhole gum rejuvenation is painless since there are no surgical cuttings or sutures.
  •       Less downtime: It will take a day or two for you to recover after treatment. You will be back to your daily activities without having to take a lot of time off.
  •       Fast results: Soon after your treatment, you can see a significant improvement to your gum line.

Ways to Avoid Gum Recession in the Future

Genetics can significantly influence your susceptibility to periodontal diseases. However, you can take the following measures to lower your chances of gum recession:

  •       Avoid using tobacco products
  •       Brush using a soft brush
  •       Make regular visits to your dentist for examination and dental cleaning
  •       Avoid piercings on the tongue and lips.

If left untreated, gum recession can lead to serious health issues. Consult your dentist today to learn more about pinhole gum rejuvenation.