Pinhole Surgery - An excellent alternative gum rejuvenation treatment
This video, shows how the pinhole surgical technique has now been developed to offer a minimally invasive solution to this problem and is effected through the insertion of a needle into the gum to make a small hole. This enables the gum to be stretched and pulled to cover the tooth, using specialist instruments.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique is now available through our in-house periodontist. Dr. Evdokia Chasioti.
Patients can see Evie for a complimentary 15-minute consultation to assess how many teeth have gingival recession and can receive an estimate for the procedure. Alternatively e-mail us a selfie of each jaw and we will be able to give an estimate.
When the patient decides to go ahead with the gum grafting, then an appointment will be made for a thorough 1-hour consultation to ensure they are a suitable candidate for the procedure i.e. ensure there is no gum disease present, how they bite (as this affects the procedure), take the measurements of the gum, and take necessary x-rays to inform study models.
Exposed tooth roots are usually caused by gingival recession caused by periodontal disease. Some examples of effective treatment are shown in the photos.