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Pinhole Surgical Technique in Denver, CO

Effective periodontal gum disease treatment performed by Denver’s best restorative dentist

When it comes to mild gum recession, a deep cleaning may be all that’s necessary to prevent and reverse the damage. However, more severe cases of gum recession leave the roots of the teeth exposed, setting the stage for tooth decay, tooth sensitivity, tooth infection, and tooth loss and requiring more diligent and effective restorative techniques to solve these oral health problems.

At Colorado Advanced Dentistry, Dr. Snitzer and her dental professionals specialize in the Pinhole Surgical Technique, a minimally-invasive procedure that offers an alternative to traditional gum grafting. This scalpel-free, suture-free gum treatment reduces the amount of post-operative symptoms you would normally expect with a dental surgery and provides an instant gun rejuvenation to your smile.

What is the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) and how is it performed?

Pinhole gum surgery is a noninvasive pinhole procedure for treating gum recession. To perform the technique, a dental surgeon uses a needle to make a small hole in the patient’s existing gum tissue. Through this pinhole, the gum tissue is gently loosened by special instruments that help expand and slide the gumline to cover the exposed root structure. With no cutting, stitching, or grafts required, you can expect minimal swelling, pain, and bleeding after the gum treatment is complete.

Dr. Snitzer at Colorado Advanced Dentistry learned the Pinhole Surgical Technique directly from the procedure’s inventor, Dr. John Chao, so you can trust that she has the knowledge and expertise to ensure the best possible results.

How does the PST differ from traditional gum grafting?

Gum grafting involves the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts to rebuild the gumline. By suturing the soft tissue in place, it will join with existing gum tissue as it heals. This traditional grafting treatment is effective; however, the Pinhole Surgical Technique offers a better patient experience with comparable results.

Reasons for Choosing the Pinhole Technique

Although the right gum treatment can stop recession from worsening, visible damage to the gums can remain. Additional dental services may be needed to fully address gum recession. Common reasons for choosing the Pinhole Surgical Technique include:

Restores the natural look of your gumline

The Pinhole Surgical Technique will help increase your confidence when you speak, laugh, and smile by providing a near-immediate improvement in the look of your teeth and gums. Results are natural-looking, beautiful, healthy, and long-lasting.

Reduces recovery times

The need for a reduced recovery time makes the Pinhole Surgical Technique a perfect solution. Traditional grafting techniques may take up to three weeks to heal, but the faster and more comfortable Pinhole Surgical Technique provides instant cosmetic results with minimal post-operative symptoms. You could potentially be back in action the next day!

Treats multiple areas in a single visit

Extensive gum recession can affect many areas of the mouth. Since traditional gum grafting takes donor tissue from your palate, treating multiple areas may not be possible. The Pinhole Surgical technique can be used to treat multiple areas in a single visit to Colorado Advanced Dentistry, making this noninvasive procedure much more convenient.

For more information about our dental services or the Pinhole Surgical Technique, call 303-986-9337!

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