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. Bruce Wiland 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.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) is a procedure in which Dr. Wiland uses specialized instruments to make a small hole in your gum and add collagen material which stabilizes the area of gum recession. The procedure takes only about an hour to complete and requires no scalpels, sutures, or grafting. PST™ was developed and patented by John Chao, D.D.S. It has been featured in the International Journal of Periodontics, one of the most prestigious dentistry journals in the world.
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 Indianapolis, 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!
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.
If you have any concerns about possible gum recession, or are worried about the side effects of gum grafting, contact our office today to schedule an appointment. Dr. Wiland will be happy to discuss the benefits of Pinhole Surgical Technique. Contact our office to schedule a consultation today.
Bruce B. Wiland, DDS, MSD is board certified in the specialty of periodontics which includes the placement of dental implants. Other services include laser periodontal therapy, esthetic tissue contouring and nonsurgical treatment.
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