Fashion District Dental
General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Midtown West, New York, NY
Gum recession affects millions of people every year. At Fashion District Dental, Justin Rashbaum, DMD, works with men and women living in or around Midtown West, New York City, to find effective solutions to gum recession as quickly and painlessly as possible. Pinhole gum surgery is Dr. Rashbaum’s method of choice to get rid of receding gums. Call or go online today to book an appointment and find out more about the procedure.
Pinhole Gum Surgery Q & A
What is pinhole gum surgery?
Pinhole gum surgery refers to a minimally invasive treatment for gum recession without the use of grafting or various types of sutures.
What is gum recession?
Gum recession is a type of gum disease that causes the gum to pull back from the surface of the tooth. It’s a severe condition that can lead to irreversible tissue loss if left unaddressed for too long. You’ll know you’re suffering from gum recession if you experience any of these symptoms:
- Lingering gum pain
- Gum swelling and redness
- Shrinking gums
- Root exposure
- Loose teeth
- Bleeding after flossing and brushing
During your appointment with Dr. Rashbam, he can determine whether pinhole gum surgery is the best course of action to tackle your gum recession.
How does pinhole gum surgery work?
Pinhole gum surgery is also referred to as pinhole gum rejuvenation or lunchtime gum lift. The procedure itself combines two standard periodontal procedures:
Coronally Positioned Flaps
During this procedure, Dr. Rashbaum makes a small incision in the area between the tooth and the gum tissue to create an adjustable flap that he can pull coronally and suture into place.
Guided Bone Regeneration
Dr. Rashbaum uses this flap to orient the growth of bone and gum tissue. He then creates a small pinhole in the area of recession and uses specialized instruments to elevate the flap he’s just created. Dr. Rashbaum then inserts collagen strips into the pinhole to support the position of the new tissue.
What are the benefits of pinhole gum surgery?
There are countless benefits of pinhole gum surgery. The primary benefit of this procedure is that it serves as a highly effective alternative to traditional grafting techniques.
When you go through a gum grafting procedure, there are only so many issues you can fix in one sitting, as Dr. Rashbaum can’t graft countless pieces of gum tissue. You need to time heal between each procedure. In most cases, full mouth treatment can take up to a year with many rounds of grafting.
With pinhole gum surgery, Dr. Rashbaum can work to solve as many issues as possible in one sitting. Also, the procedure itself is quick, causes less post-procedure pain, and is accepted by most insurance companies.
Fight back against receding gums with Dr. Rashbaum by your side. Get in touch with Fashion District Dental today by phone or online to book an appointment.
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