Pin Hole GUM Rejuvenation
The Minimally Invasive Gum Grafting Alternative
Are you finding that your teeth appear to be longer or are more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures? You may be suffering from gum recession, an irreversible process where gums pull away from the teeth, causing exposure of the sensitive tooth roots. Gum recession can be a result of many factors, such as gum disease, teeth grinding, or poor oral health. Though gum recession is common, it is also concerning as it can increase the risk for bacterial invasion where the receded gums have created a space (“pocket”) between the teeth. Without proper treatment, gum recession can lead to severe tooth sensitivity, loose teeth, and even tooth loss.
We are pleased to provide the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™), a revolutionary alternative to conventional gum grafting that eliminates the need for scalpels and tissues grafts! If you are experiencing any symptoms of gum recession, we recommend that you visit our experienced Rancho Mirage, CA periodontist as soon as possible. Dr. Ellie Love specializes in gum tissue treatments and is one of the first adopters of the Pinhole Surgical Technique in the Coachella Valley. Personally studying under the founder of the Pinhole Surgical Technique, the acclaimed Dr. John Chao, she puts her own unique spin on your treatment, combining her 20 years of gum tissue expertise with this revolutionary procedure to ensure you are receiving the best possible care.
Common Causes of Gum Recession
- Gum disease
- Aggressive tooth brushing
- Crooked or crowded teeth
- Teeth grinding
- Long-term tobacco use
- Gum tissue trauma
- Poor oral health
Understanding the Pinhole Surgical Technique
The Pinhole Surgical Technique reshapes the gum tissue around the teeth, negating the need for soft tissue grafts or painful surgery. Using specialized tools inserted through a minuscule “pinhole” made above the tooth, we reposition the tissue back over the teeth and then secure the gums in place using tiny collagen strips. Over time, the gum tissue will heal and reattach to the teeth, effectively reversing gum recession and improving the depth of the periodontal pockets. Best of all, the Pinhole Surgical Technique can be completed in a single appointment and provides immediate results and minimal downtime or recovery!
Why Our Patients Choose the Pinhole Surgical Technique
- Less gum tissue trauma, bleeding, and swelling
- Minimally invasive and comfortable with sedation
- No need for scalpels, cutting, sutures, or tissue grafts
- High success rate and long-term results
- Multiple areas of gum recession treated at once