Receding gums is a problem that can cause teeth sensitivity, root caries, and bone loss among other concerns. If left untreated the recession could further progress and may lead to tooth loss. Therefore, if you are experiencing receding gums you should see a periodontist.
There are multiple techniques and different approaches available to treat gum recession. One of the most popular and minimally invasive is the Pin Hole Technique. Our specialists at Periodontal Health Center, underwent specific training to become Pin Hole certified.
In this procedure, we create small holes in the gum tissue using a specified needle. Through these holes the gum tissue is released and stretched over the exposed root surfaces to fill in any gaps. This eliminates the more complex and invasive surgery of having to go to a second site in the mouth to transplant tissue into the receding sites. Tiny collagen strips are placed through the entry point to keep the gums in place during the healing process. Most patients report virtually no pain, no bleeding, and high satisfaction due to the rapid results. Adequate case selection is key in order to assure successful outcomes using the Pin Hole technique.