Does Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ correct receding gums?
Yes, the Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ technique corrects gum recession by repositioning gum tissue over the exposed roots. Our dentists, Dr. Jordan Slagter and Dr. Mark Sweeney, will help you understand how to prevent future gum recession from happening.
Does the procedure hurt?
No, the procedure is virtually painless, resulting from its minimally-invasive nature. Since no cutting or sutures are involved, patients can expect little to no discomfort throughout the process.
How long does treatment typically take?
Gum rejuvenation is typically completed within two treatment sessions that last about two hours each. The exact duration of your procedures will depend upon the extent of your gum recession.
How long is the healing process?
Patients can typically expect a full recovery within just one day. Since the gum rejuvenation procedure is minimally-invasive, there is little trauma to the surrounding tissue, allowing for a fast recovery. Most patients feel comfortable enough to resume their normal habits, eating dinner the night of their treatment.
Why are exposed roots a problem?
When gum tissue has receded, the roots of your teeth are much more susceptible to damage and decay. Recession can also be an indication of already-present oral health concerns that have weakened the gum structure.
What causes receding gums?
The most common factors that influence gum recession include brushing too hard, teeth grinding, normal wear and tear, and gum disease. While some causes are not of major concern, our dentists recommend patients seek treatment to prevent damage from occurring.
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If you have any other questions about Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™, please feel free to contact us. During your consultation, our dentist will provide more personalized information about how the procedure can help to improve receding gums.