Revolutionary Method to Treat Gum Recession
Receding gums plague many people, an unhealthy situation that can lead to unwanted dental problems. Pinhole gum rejuvenation is a procedure to remedy gums that have receded due to gum disease, improper brushing, or other factors. With gum recession, the roots of affected teeth are exposed. This greatly enhances the opportunity for bacteria to infect the tooth root, surrounding tissues, and bone. If left untreated, the tooth can become loose and eventually fall out, and the bone in the area will deteriorate.
At Model Smile Dentistry, Dr. Chow is passionate about using his exemplary dental skills and modern technology to help you achieve your dental health goals.
Pinhole Surgery vs. Gum Grafts
Pinhole gum rejuvenation is a much less invasive technique than gum grafting. With grafting, the normal procedure is to cut a small flap in the roof of the mouth (the palette), then cut a small amount of tissue underneath the flap to be used for grafting. (In some cases, the tissue is harvested directly from the roof of the mouth with no flap made.) The flap is then sutured closed, and the harvested tissue is sutured to the tissue around the tooth that needs rejuvenation. These two incision sites will then need to heal, normally about 2 to 3 weeks.
Pinhole gum rejuvenation, on the other hand, does not require any cutting or suturing. The gum is numbed, and a tiny hole, made by a needle, is made in the gum where recession is occurring. A special instrument is then inserted into the hole where it is skillfully moved around to loosen the gums and soft tissues. This movement with the instrument effectively pulls the pliable gum tissue down over the exposed tooth roots. In the interest of providing the best pinhole gum rejuvenation Thousand Oaks has available, Dr. Chow uses no incisions and no stitches. Quite often, the pinhole itself is gone by the next day.
Faster Than Gum Grafting
Pinhole gum rejuvenation is also faster than gum grafting. The pinhole procedure can restore the gums around 4 to 6 teeth in a one hour sitting, whereas gum grafting takes about one to two hours for just 1 tooth. If you have several teeth suffering from gum recession, it's likely you can have them repaired in just one visit with pinhole gum rejuvenation.
One Day Healing
Instead of having to tolerate 2 to 3 weeks of painful healing with gum grafting, pinhole gum rejuvenation usually only takes a day. You can be enjoying your activities right away, including eating and working.
Almost Painless Gum Surgery
This revolutionary technique is almost pain-free. With Dr. Chow's gentle and expert mastery of this procedure, you will very quickly see why this is fast becoming a popular method of stopping gum recession and restoring healthy, vibrant gums. Pinhole gum rejuvenation is only one example of Dr. Chow's philosophy of providing caring, minimally invasive dental techniques that get proven results.
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
Dr. Chow and his staff work hard to ensure our patients receive excellent dental care while at the same time seeing that their experience is as comfortable as possible. Dr. Chow is well known for his gentle chairside manner. He will make sure you understand your treatment procedure and answer all your questions. By keeping his patients comfortable throughout the entire process, Dr. Chow delivers among the best pinhole gum rejuvenation Thousand Oaks has available.
Schedule a Consultation
We welcome the opportunity to help you understand the state of your oral health with a consultation with Thousand Oaks dentist, Dr. Albert Chow. He will conduct a thorough examination and discuss the results with you, ensuring you understand all of your dental options.