Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Treatment – The easiest and faster solution for gum recession, scalp free, suture-free & gum graft free
Are you struggling with gum recession due to being too scared of the traditional gum grafting method? Have you ignored your gum health, thinking maybe it will heal on its own? Have you tried to cover the roots with fillings, but you still dislike your smile, and you try to hide it when in public?
You don’t have to suffer anymore!
There is a solution for your receding gums that involves NO scalp, suture, or gum grafting. And as your trusted dental clinic in Calgary, we here at Lakeview Dental want you to know all about pinhole gum rejuvenation: your gum recession solution.
But first, it helps to gain a better understanding of gum recession.
What is gum recession?
Gum recession is when your gums will no longer cover the whole length of your teeth roots—the bigger the exposed zone, the more severe the condition.
Leading causes of gum recession
There are 3 leading causes of gum recession (individual or a combination) include:
- Bad Oral Hygiene Habits (not brushing, brushing too hard, not flossing )
- The genetic predisposition for gum recession and periodontal disease
Why is receding gums a severe illness?
The biggest threat for people with severe gum recession is the risk of bone and teeth loss. Also, another critical risk for their general health is the plaque that builds up on the exposed roots. This plaque puts you at a massive risk for inflammatory diseases like stroke, heart attack, and different types of cancer.
So if you do not want to lose your teeth, suffer bone loss, or increase the odds of a heart attack, stroke or cancer, you need to address this issue as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the worst the consequences.
Who can be affected by gum recession?
In general, seniors are the age group with the highest risk for developing gum recession. But we have seen many cases of young people who looked healthy but suffered from gum recession and were at increased risk of losing their teeth.
We also noticed that the lack of discipline in daily oral habits (brushing and flossing) would be one of the leading causes of gum recession and gum disease.
How to treat your gum recession?
Treating your gum recession is a process and not an overnight solution. It will involve time, different types of dental procedures, plus your diligence and daily discipline to follow the dentist’s instructions. Follow the steps below to treat gum recession:
- Visit your dentist: By booking an appointment with your dentist, you can find out the current situation: What are the most urgent issues you need to address first? And if you are suffering from gum recession, how severe is it? Your dentist or hygienist will measure your gum pockets and tell you the most important things to address.
- Book a dental cleaning: Dental cleanings involve removing the plaque from your teeth and exposed roots (scalping or root planing). Scaling and root planning involve scraping away tartar and plaque from your teeth and under your gum line. It’s done with either a hand-held scraper or an ultrasonic device that uses vibrations to loosen and remove plaque.
- Determine your best treatment option: Based on the severity of your gum bleeding and inflammation, Dr. Violet Newman may recommend you go through OraVital Sistem. After the OraVital test and treatment, Dr. Newman will recommend the best treatment for your current situation.
What is OraVital System, and how will it help with your gum recession?
OraVital System is a salivary DNA test that will let you know what kind of bacteria are hiding in your mouth and dental plaque. If your bacteria levels are higher than normal, you’ll be advised to start a 2-4 week antibiotic program. These antibiotics are simple to take and will not hurt your stomach. They are rinses and creams that help you fight against bad breath and gum disease.
Usually, after this treatment, your halitosis and gum bleeding are completely healed, if not at least significantly improved. Based on your current situation, Dr. Newman will recommend you place a Composit Filling on your exposed roots, Gum Grafting Surgery or the Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Treatment.
What is the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique for Gum Rejuvenation?
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a way to repair gum shrinkage and recession through a pinhole in the gum without having to cut.
How long does the standard gum grafting procedure take?
The standard procedure requires cutting out a graft (a section) of the gum from the palate and grafting it to where it’s needed. This process creates two surgical wounds that patients have to manage. To delicately cut and remove the graft tissue and attach it with sutures takes about an hour to an hour and a half. This procedure requires the patient to recuperate for about two or three weeks. If you have more teeth affected by gum recession, this is a long and painful way of solving the problem.
What are the benefits of Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Treatment?
The key benefit of The Pinhole® Surgical Technique for Gum Rejuvenation is that we don’t have to perform grafts. Instead, we will go through a small pinhole made by a needle, so there’s no scalpel or cutting at all. Then we can shift the tissue down with very little trauma to the tissue. Also, there are no open wounds. It’s so minimally invasive; nothing could be more noninvasive in dentistry than this.
We know it can seem quite traumatic if you’re not used to seeing things of this nature. But really, it’s very, very minimal. There is so much blood supply and collagen in the area that you can hardly tell if anything was done by the next day. The tiny pinhole that’s been made shrinks away within 24 hours.
After the procedure, you will leave the dental office with your gum line in the correct position and almost no sign of significant surgical treatment.
Is the Pinhole Gum Surgery just moving the collagen around?
Dr. Violet Newman will not be just moving collagen, but the gum tissue with abundant collagen. The collagen strips that she puts in are used to stabilize the gum flap. In addition, collagen causes the body to regenerate more collagen tissue, serving a dual purpose.
How long will this gum recede treatment last?
The Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Treatment is expected to be permanent and last as long as any other procedure. Nothing is forever, of course, because the normal ageing process goes on. However, if everything is healthy and there is no over-brushing, it can last for years.
Does this procedure cure gum disease?
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Treatment is not meant to cure gum disease. But instead, it is intended to restore the gum line to normal. Any treatment for gum disease must be done before having this procedure. So, we want to do it in a mouth that is not infected with any inflammatory processes, such as periodontal disease.
For this reason, we recommend you first test and treat your gum disease using OraVital System.
How long is the recovery process, and what are the risks?
After the Pinhole Gum Treatment procedure, you will have to follow a specific protocol to ensure your gums heal in the proper position. Also, you will have 4 follow-up appointments afterward: 1 week, 2 weeks, and 6 weeks after the procedure. These follow-ups are essential because we can make sure that everything is healing right.
The pinhole gum rejuvenation risks are minimal, especially compared to other procedures.
Is the Pinhole Gum Surgery Treatment recommended for anyone?
NO! This treatment, like any other dental or medical procedure, is not recommended to anyone.
If your teeth are too loose and almost falling out, this procedure will not help you. If your gums are still bleeding and infected with all kinds of pathogens, you need first to address this situation first and treat the infection. And if you are not willing to change your oral habits and follow the protocol after the procedure, and later on to maintain your oral health with daily brushing and flossing and regular cleanings, do not waste your time on this procedure. Just wait a bit longer, and you will enjoy some excellent dentures.
To find out if this treatment is for you, come for a no-obligation consultation, and we will let you know all your options with their advantages and disadvantages.
Pinhole gum rejuvenation: Your gum recession solution
With pinhole gum rejuvenation, you now have a quick and easy fix for gum recession. Dr. Violet Newman, from Lakeview Dental Centre in SW Calgary, has been trained and certified by Dr. John C. Chao, the procedure’s inventor, to perform this dental surgery since December 2016.
So contact us today to book a pinhole gum rejuvenation appointment.