If you are experiencing receding gums or signs of gum recession, the Pinhole Surgical Technique may be for you. Dr. Kaveh Kanani of Around the Corner Dental Spa uses the Pinhole Surgical Technique to treat gum recession. Many patients opt for this incision-free procedure to fix their gum issues because it’s minimally invasive. When patients undergo the process, they are surprised by how simple and minimally invasive it is. If you have receding gums, the Pinhole Surgical Technique can help you restore your smile.
What is the Pinhole Surgical Technique?
The Pinhole Surgical Technique is an incision-free procedure involving the creation of a small hole in the gum tissue. Dr. Kanani uses special dental instruments to make this hole and loosen the gum tissue. Once Dr. Kanani relaxes the gum tissue, he moves it over the areas with gum recession.
Who Invented the Pinhole Surgical Technique?
The PST was invented and patented by Dr. John Chao, D.D.S. This innovative technique has been considered a “breakthrough” technique for gum recession and treatment options for receding gums. Dr. Kanani is always looking for the most innovative technologies with which to treat his patients. For that reason, he started offering the Pinhole Surgical Technique at his eco-friendly dental office in Tarzana.
What is Gum Recession?
Gum recession is one sign of gum disease. However, patients can also experience gum recession from using the wrong tooth brushing technique. Gum recession can also be a side effect of certain medications that increase the risk of periodontal disease. You can also get gum recession from traditional gum surgery and other orthodontic treatments.
Why Do Gums Recede?
Gums can recede for a variety of reasons, including:
– Periodontal disease
– Teeth clenching
– Overly aggressive brushing habits
– Natural aging process
Trauma to your mouth can also interfere with your gums and cause gum recession. Additionally, gums can recede based on genetics. Some patients are more prone to gum recession, especially those with thin or weak connective tissue. Do one or both of your parents have receding gums? If so, you may be at a higher risk of getting the same condition.
Additionally, your gums can recede because of genetics, hormones, and tobacco use, which can cause gums to be sensitive. Many patients who have receding gums don’t realize it because it happens gradually.
What Are The Signs Of Gum Recession?
Signs of gum recession may include sensitivity or the appearance of long teeth. Also, gum recession can cause pockets to form between your teeth and gum line. When pockets form, harmful bacteria and tartar can build up. Bacteria and tartar can lead to more advanced periodontal disease, tissue and bone deterioration, and eventual tooth loss.
How Can I Prevent Gum Recession?
You can prevent gum recession by brushing and flossing every day using a proper technique. Also, make sure to keep up with your dental cleanings and checkups. Additionally, one of the leading causes of gum recession is intense or horizontal tooth brushing. Your dentist may advise you to switch to a soft-bristled toothbrush. Also, your dentist can show you how to brush your teeth correctly. While changing your toothbrush won’t correct existing recession, it can slow the process down. Smoking also creates an environment that’s conducive for large amounts of plaque to attach to your teeth. If you want to slow down the gum recession process, you should quit smoking.
Your dentist may also recommend that you use aids to stop tooth grinding or fix a misaligned bite. Wearing a nightguard can prevent gum recession that results from grinding or clenching your teeth.
Can Receding Gums Grow Back?
Once your gums have started to recede, they do not grow back. However, Dr. Kanani utilizes methods such as the Pinhole Surgical Technique to help patients suffering from gum recession.
Who Is A Candidate for the Pinhole Surgical Technique?
Dr. Kanani can treat most patients with gum recession using the Pinhole Surgical Technique. As long as the patients are in otherwise good oral health, the PST will work. However, your dentist may not recommend the PST if you have advanced cases of gum recession. Additionally, patients with gum disease may not be candidates for the Pinhole Surgical Technique. When the patient’s periodontal health stabilizes, Dr. Kanani can recommend a treatment for gum recession. Many patients have experienced great success with the Pinhole Surgical Technique following laser treatments for gum disease.
Is the Pinhole Surgical Technique A Better Alternative To Gum Grafting?
The PST technique can be a better alternative to gum grafting because it’s a non-invasive procedure. Unlike gum grafting, the PST does not require any cutting of the gum tissue.
What Are The Benefits of the Pinhole Surgical Technique?
There are many benefits of PST, including:
– It’s a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery
– Patients don’t experience the bleeding, swelling, and pain associated with gum surgery
– You’ll experience immediate beautifying benefits
– The Pinhole Surgical Technique corrects gum recession without surgery
– There are no incisions or sutures involved
– You can experience faster recovery and healing time
– Dentists can treat multiple teeth in a single visit
– You’ll walk away with a healthier and more attractive smile
What Can Happen If Gum Recession Isn’t Treated?
If gum recession is left untreated, it can lead to severe health problems, such as gum disease and tooth decay. You can prevent receding gums by leading a healthy lifestyle. If you want to maintain a healthy mouth, stop smoking, eat a balanced diet, and practice good oral hygiene. Also, visit your dentist at least twice a year to take care of your teeth and gums.
Concerted About Receding Gums? Call Dr. Kanani Today
If you’re concerned about receding gums and want to learn about alternatives to gum surgery, call Dr. Kanani today. Dr. Kanani is currently offering free consultations for new patients in his eco-friendly Tarzana dental office. We can discuss the benefits of the Pinhole Surgical Technique with you in more detail. Our team will determine if you’re a right candidate for the procedure. Visit us today at Around the Corner Dental Spa.