Pinhole® Surgical Technique – Gum Rejuvenation
At Family & Cosmetic Dental Care, we are proud to offer the latest breakthrough in gum rejuvenation for patients who have receding gums. While conventional periodontal treatments include gum grafts using surgical incisions, there is now a minimally invasive procedure called the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST®), also known as a Lunchtime Gum Lift™. Dr. Mitul Patel is among an elite group of dentists who are trained and qualified to perform this innovative gum recession treatment.
Gum recession is a common dental problem, and one that plagues nearly half of the U.S. population. Not only can receding gums threaten the aesthetics of your smile, but they can also lead to tooth sensitivity and other disruptive symptoms. At our modern family dental practice in Suwanee, we are dedicated to using a state-of-the-art approach when addressing the health and appearance of your teeth and gums. In doing so, patients can benefit from treatments that are less invasive, yet highly effective.
Scalpel Free Gum Recession Treatment
The highlighted advantage of the Pinhole® Surgical Technique is that it does not require gum grafting to correct receding gums. It is a scalpel-free and suture-free procedure that involves very minimal downtime for the patient. During the procedure, Dr. Patel accesses the gum tissue using a pinhole needle. He then loosens the gum tissue and gently shifts the tissue over the receded area of the tooth. Patients are left with no open wounds or stitches, which significantly reduces pain, swelling and recovery time. In fact, the tiny pinhole that is made in the gums typically shrinks back to an undetectable appearance by the very next day. The cosmetic improvement from the Pinhole® Surgical Technique is immediate and long-lasting!
It is important to note that the Pinhole® Surgical Technique is not intended to treat existing gum disease that may be causing gum recession. Any inflammation and infection in the gums must be addressed before using this innovative procedure to restore the gum line to normal. At Family & Cosmetic Dental Care, we offer a full menu of treatments to ensure your gums are healthy and aesthetically pleasing.
Want to learn if the Pinhole® Surgical Technique is right for you? Contact our office in Suwanee today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Patel.
Before and Afters