Pinhole Surgical Technique
A rejuvenated smile and no sensitive roots
Gum recession & exposed roots not only makes your smile appear older, it causes painful sensitivity to temperatures and sweets. Your Periodontist will use minimally invasive microsurgical techniques to perform breakthrough gum recession treatment and gum grafts.
A faster, more comfortable procedure
A small entry point is used with the Pinhole Technique, minimizing discomfort & speeding recovery.
While traditional gum grafting (soft tissue grafting), may still be necessary for some patients, we recommend the use of this minimally invasive technique whenever possible.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique has the advantage that all teeth that have gum recession can be treated in a single session. Patients can also choose to treat just one arch or quadrant at a time. One session is normally one to two hours & uses local anesthetic. We’ve found that our patients have needed only a couple of Tylenol® after treatment.