Pinhole Gum Surgery
Pinhole Gum Recession Surgery - A leading treatment for receding gums
Exposed tooth roots are usually caused by gingival recession caused by periodontal disease.Some examples of effective receding gums treatment are shown in the photos.
The video below shows how the pinhole surgical technique has now been developed to offer a minimally invasive solution to the treatment for receding gums and is affected through the insertion of a needle into the gum to make a small hole. Pinhole gum surgery enables the gum to be stretched and pulled to cover the tooth, using specialist instruments.
Gum recession and Gum Grafting Treatments
Causes of gum recession can be attributed to many different factors: old age, periodontal disease, genetic factors as well as over- zealous tooth brushing. The overall result being that the tooth’s roots become exposed, increasing the likelihood of decay, discomfort and poor dental hygiene. Alongside pinhole surgery we also offer gum recession through grafting healthy gum tissue onto the affected area.
How We Can Help
The Pinhole Surgical Technique and traditional gum recession treatments are all available through our in-house periodontist. Dr. Evdokia Chasioti.
Patients can see Evie for a consultation to assess how many teeth have gingival recession, assess the suitability of the pinhole gum surgery technique and to ensure they are a suitable candidate for the procedure.
This is crucial to confirm that there are no gum disease present, and to examine your bite (as this affects the procedure). Measurements of the gum, and X-rays will also be taken during this assessment and following this assessment, Dr. Chasioti will discuss her findings and provide an estimate for the procedure.