The Pinhole® Surgical Technique is one of the most innovative methods being used today to reverse receding gums. How do you know if your gums are receding? Several signs indicate gum recession. You might notice blood in your sink while brushing or flossing. Perhaps your teeth have felt loose lately, or they’re looking longer than they used to. If you’ve experienced any of these symptoms, you might be at risk for gum recession. If left untreated, gum recession can lead to tooth loss. For that reason, if you think you’re suffering from gum recession, contact trusted dentist, Dr. Kaveh Kanani, today.
Dr. Kanani provides gum treatment to patients in Greater Los Angeles in his eco-friendly dental office in Tarzana. His caring team will help prevent further damage and get your gums healthy again using the Pinhole® Surgical Technique.
Why Patients Prefer The Pinhole® Surgical Technique
Most surgical methods to treat gum recession are very invasive, utilizing tools that cause more pain than you’re already experiencing. The innovative Pinhole method treats gums safely and effectively without the cost and pain associated with standard oral surgeries. The treatment is simple and doesn’t involve any cutting or stitching.
How it works is, Dr. Kanani will first numb the area with a local anesthetic, so you don’t feel anything. Then, he’ll use a needle to make a small hole in your existing gum tissue. Through this pinhole, specialized dental instruments will be used to loosen the gum tissue softly. These tools help lift and slide the gum line into place to cover the exposed root. Unlike traditional gum recession treatments, the Pinhole method is incision- and suture-free. This technique also helps to ensure that your gum coloring is visually consistent.
Benefits of the Pinhole® Surgical Technique
This innovative procedure for correcting gum recession does away with the extensive cutting and stitching required in gum grafting. The advantages of the Pinhole Surgical Technique over conventional gum correction surgery methods are substantial.
- The Pinhole technique is minimally invasive. Dr. Kanani will not have to remove healthy tissue from your mouth, as is done in conventional gum surgery methods. The procedure will also not require any cutting or stitching, and it’s scalpel and suture-free. Patients also experience less pain when recovering.
- Treatment utilizing the Pinhole technique is fast. Many dentists call this technique “the lunchtime gum lift” because it’s a quick procedure. Likewise, recovery is also speedy. In comparison, gum grafts take weeks to heal. The Pinhole technique takes less than days to recover.
- Gums will feel and look better nearly immediately. The results are also natural looking and long-lasting.
Risks of the Pinhole Surgical Technique
There are risks with almost any surgical procedure. When operating within the mouth, patients can experience bleeding, discomfort, and sometimes infection. The Pinhole Surgical Technique minimizes these risks. You can further reduce these risks by making an appoint with Dr. Kaveh Kanani today.
Recovering from the Pinhole Surgical Technique
Many of Dr. Kanani’s patients report experiencing virtually no pain after the Pinhole procedure. Dr. Kanani will advise you to use a prescription mouthwash six weeks after the procedure. Utilizing this mouth wash rather than brushing will prevent irritation. Dr. Kanani will also encourage you to eat a soft foods diet. Limiting the hard foods you eat will also prevent irritation in the treated area. You can manage any discomfort with over-the-counter medication. You’ll have a series of follow-up appointments with Dr. Kanani to make sure everything is healing as it should. Dr. Kanani will also let you know if you’ll need any follow-up treatments.
How Much Does The Pinhole Surgical Technique Cost?
The Pinhole Surgical Technique is comparable in price to other traditional gum recession surgeries. However, if you have multiple infected areas, the cost may be cheaper because it takes place in a single day. The Pinhole Surgical Technique is minimally invasive and uses no incisions. Patients who utilize the Pinhole technique experience shorter recovery times. For that reason, many patients suffering from gum recession in Los Angeles choose the Pinhole technique.
What Causes Gum Recession?
Several factors can cause gum recession. Among those factors include:
- Periodontal disease: the most common cause of gum recession. In patients with periodontal disease, plaque and tartar grow, causing inflammation and infection between the teeth and the gums.
- Aggressive teeth brushing: brushing too hard can damage your gum tissue and lead to gum recession.
- Teeth grinding: Grinding your teeth can injure your gums and cause them to pull away from your teeth.
- Trauma or injury to the gums
- Genetics: Many people in the U.S. will find they’re predisposed to gum disease.
Am I A Candidate For the Pinhole Surgical Technique?
If you’re suffering from gum recession and want to restore your oral health and smile, this technique is for you. The Pinhole technique is also for you if you don’t want to go through the painful traditional gum grafting procedure. The Pinhole Surgical Technique is minimally invasive and treats gum recession effectively. This scalpel- and suture-free treatment uses healthy gum tissue already present. The process is nearly pain-free and requires minimal recovery time.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Kaveh Kanani
If you’re beginning to show signs of gum recession, don’t ignore it. Trusted Tarzana dental surgeon Dr. Kanani has years of experience in performing the Pinhole Surgery technique on his patients. Dr. Kanani has successfully halted the progression of gum recession in many of his patients. The Tarzana dentist provides pain-free alternatives to dental care for his patients. An innovative dentist in Los Angeles, Dr. Kanani is continually exploring new ways to treat dental problems utilizing minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Kanani is trained and skilled to use this advanced method to restore your gum health and stop gum recession. The trusted Tarzana dentist can help you regain your smile after gum disease has taken its toll. Restore your oral health today with the innovative, comfortable, and safe Pinhole technique. Call Dr. Kanani today for a free consultation.