In the past, those who had advanced gum recession only had one treatment option – surgical soft tissue grafting. Although effective, the procedure carried a number of risks and involved plenty of bleeding, discomfort and post-operative pain. Fortunately, there is a new treatment option available today. It’s even considered better than surgical soft tissue grafting, known as the Pinhole Surgical Technique.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique is a revolutionary procedure that allows doctors to restore gums, similar to surgical soft tissue grafting. However, what makes the procedure different is that it involves a lot less bleeding, discomfort and post-operative pain.
Soft tissue grafting is still a very effective treatment for gum recession, but for patients looking for less pain and discomfort, as well as fewer risks, the Pinhole Surgical Technique is a very attractive alternative.
The main difference with the Pinhole Surgical Technique is that instead of stitching or suturing, the doctor creates a tiny hole in the right above the area with receding gums. The doctor then uses the small opening to move around the surrounding soft tissue gently to cover the more sensitive parts of the roots of the tooth.
Because the method is minimally invasive, the use of sedation or general anesthesia is optional. This greatly reduces the risk of possible complications.
With the Pinhole Surgical Technique, patients also experience little to no post-operative discomfort and pain. The shortened recovery time is a huge advantage, as it reduces the chances of the patient encountering any post-operative complication.
Contact Dr. Nicholas Rendon in Vero Beach, FL at 772-770-4787 to schedule an appointment today. Or visit www.nicholasrendondds.com for additional information.
Dr. Rendon proudly accepts patients from Sebastian, Ft. Pierce, Okeechobee, Roseland, Barefoot Bay and all surrounding areas.