When you think about visiting the dentist for regular checkups, you’re probably most concerned about getting your teeth cleaned, fluoride treatments and making sure you don’t have cavities. While all this concern for your teeth is warranted, you’ll find that taking care of your gums is just as important as taking care of your teeth. If you’ve noticed your gums receding, or have developed sensitive teeth, there’s a breakthrough gum recession treatment called Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation that can treat these issues seamlessly.
What is Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation?
Back in the day, painful gum grafting surgery used to be the only treatment for receding gums. With Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, patients can experience a non-invasive procedure that can repair your receding gums and keep them from receding again without a scalpel or sutures. Dr. John Chao, D.D.S., developed the procedure and he has since trained hundreds of doctors throughout the world to perform the technique, including Dr. Bradford Kassman, of Delaware Periodontics in Wilmington, DE.
The procedure works by making small pinholes with a needle into your gum tissue. Then, using a specially-designed utensil, Dr. Klassman loosens the gums from your teeth and massages them down back over the tooth where they belong. To sustain the new gum placement, he inserts collagen strips between the teeth to stabilize the gums and keep the gums from returning to their original position. Most patients have minimal or no side effects from the procedure and recovery time is usually less than a day.
Advantages of Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation has become the most popular gum recession treatment, being featured in hundreds of news stories around the world. Before this procedure, the only treatment for gum recession was to graft new gums from the roof of your mouth - a slow process that was painful and took up to three weeks of recovery. It’s easy to see why Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation has become the top choice for treating gum recession, as its other advantages include:
- No skin grafting surgery
- No scalpel or sutures needed
- Treatment of 10-14 teeth in just one visit
- It only takes 20 minutes to fix up to 3 teeth; only one to two hours total
- Recovery is usually only a day
- Risk of treatment is no higher than the traditional method
- Costs for Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation are about the same as the traditional method
Many patients know they have receding gums and may have even been referred to a periodontist, but were scared off by the thought of grafting skin from the roof of their mouth to restore their gums. With Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, patients can get the minimally invasive treatment option they want with results that can last a lifetime!
Call Your Wilmington Periodontist Today For More Information!
To find out if you’re a candidate Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation call our office at (302) 658-7871 or schedule an appointment online. Dr. Klassman will be happy to answer all of your questions about the procedure, gum recession or anything else. Don’t wait until more problems occur because of your receding gums! We look forward to seeing you soon!