Treating Gum Recession with the Pinhole Surgery
Gum recession can be very troublesome. First, it can be very painful. Receding gums expose areas of teeth that are sensitive and not meant to be exposed. Additionally, roots and even bone can become exposed if the recession is severe enough. If left untreated, gum recession pain can become unbearable. Second, gum recession can make a person self-conscious about his or her smile. People love to be happy and happy people smile. However, when you aren’t confident in the way your teeth, gumline, or mouth look you can feel ashamed and avoid smiling. Last, as noted, gum recession can expose bone and root that are not meant to be exposed. This can lead to root and bone decay which can lead to even more pain and even serious health side effects. What all this means is that gum recession is not simply a cosmetic issue. Gum recession is a physical and psychological health issue as well as a cosmetic problem.
What can you do about your gum recession? Well, traditional gum recession treatments utilize gum grafting (or soft tissue grafting) techniques. As the description implies, gum grafting procedures treat gum recession by grafting in gum tissue from a donor. This gum tissue bonds to the patients gums and grows together with the natural gums. However, these procedures can have some downsides. First, traditional gum recession treatments can be painful. If you have gum recession, you know these areas of your gumline can already be very sensitive to pain. Traditional gum and soft tissue grafts involve incisions and sutures so that the donor tissue can be attached. Second, gums can end up looking unnatural because donor tissue and patient tissue may be different.
There is great news, however! Dr. Bailey specializes in a revolutionary new procedure called the Pinhole Surgical Technique. The Pinhole Surgery is an alternative to traditional gum recession treatments and is much less invasive and involves much less pain. In the Pinhole Process, a tiny “pinhole” is made in the patient’s gums. Specially designed instruments are used to go through the tiny hole and loosen the existing gum tissue. The tissue is then gently moved over the exposed tooth, root, and or bone. The Pinhole Surgery process has the same long term effectiveness as traditional gum recession and gum grafting treatments with much less pain. The Pinhole Surgical Technique uses the patient’s own gum tissue so the gums end up looking much more natural (because they are natural). There are no incisions (other than the tiny pinhole) and no sutures needed. The benefits of the Pinhole Surgery are truly amazing.
Gum recession is a critical problem that many people ignore until the issue is very serious and painful. Some people delay because of monetary concerns while other delay because of apprehension and fear of dental procedures. At Bailey Implants some financing is available. Additionally, Dr. Bailey has invested time and money to become certified in the Pinhole Surgical Technique and you can be assured that the process will be as painless as possible. Don’t let fear or financing stop you from feeling and looking your best. Contact Bailey Implants today for a consult.