Gum Treatment/Surgery

Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gum line, as a result of periodontal disease, or the natural aging process. Now, thanks to a breakthrough method of correcting gum recession, here at Laura Faith D.D.S in Thousand Oaks, California, we offer minimally invasive option to correct and restore your gum line back to its original state.

Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Technique

Is it necessary to receive gum recession treatment?

Your gums and teeth are intricately related: a gum graft is necessary to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of gum recession. However, some patients who are not happy with their gummy smile may elect this procedure for aesthetic reasons. When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed, which can promote tooth decay and eventually tooth loss among other dental and overall health problems. As such receiving gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness. The benefits of the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ include:

  • Less discomfort for the patient after treatment
  • Faster recovery for the patient than traditional grafting
  • No need for uncomfortable sutures
  • No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools
  • No need to take donor tissue from the patient’s palate
  • Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results

Before and Afters

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Gum grafting v Pinhole Surgical Technique

In contrast to traditional gum recession treatments which involve using donor or soft tissue grafts to rebuild the gum line and sutured in place, the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ offers a breath-through alternative to gum grafting. This incision-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession involves creating a small pinhole with a needle in the gum line to gently loosen the tissue to glide it over the receding part of the tooth. Since this technique simply involves adjusting existing tissue, there are no grafts, no sutures and no incisions required.

No sutures, no incision and no grafting

This incision-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession involves creating a small pin hole with a needle to gently loosen the gum tissue to glide it over the receded part of the tooth.  The area of gum recession is numbed with a local anaesthetic to avoid any pain or discomfort you may experience. Treatment is usually performed on each tooth within just a few minutes, allowing patients to have healthy, normal-looking gums with no detectable signs of surgery.

Recovery time

The entry site quickly heals and the pinhole is virtually undetectable the next day, with no downtime needed for healing. Some patients may experience mild swelling, which dissipates in a few days.

At Laura Fathi D.D.S in Thousand Oaks, California, our committed to deliver breakthrough patient results is the foundation of our philosophy. We are committed to providing only the highest quality dental care standard to our patients, and with innovative dental technology we are able to achieve optimal oral health in a gentle and minimally invasive manner.

If you are in need of gum recession surgery for oral health reasons, or if you are unhappy with the aesthetics of your gummy smile, please don’t hesitate to call us.