Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation®
Gum recession affects many people and most hardly realize it. Gum recession is a very common problem that causes your gum line to recede and exposes the roots of the tooth. This can lead to issues such as tooth sensitivity, longer-looking teeth and overall discomfort. If left untreated, gum recession can eventually lead to tooth loss and tooth decay. Many things can contribute to gum recession including gum disease, rough brushing habits, grinding teeth and natural aging.
With advanced dental technology, treating gum recession is more convenient than ever before! With Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation®, you can avoid uncomfortable grafting techniques that previously were the only option for gum recession treatment.
What is Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation®?
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation® was invented and patented by Dr. John Chao, and is fast, effective, scalpel-free, and suture-free! First, your dentist will numb your mouth or use sedation dentistry to ensure you are relaxed and at ease before treatment begins. A tiny needle is used to make a small hole in your gum tissue. Special instruments will then guide your gums over the exposed tooth area. Once treatment is complete, your dentist will provide post-op care instructions to help you quickly get back to your normal daily routine.
Benefits of the Pinhole Procedure
- Less discomfort
- Quicker recovery than traditional grafting
- No uncomfortable sutures
- No scalpels or invasive surgical tools
- No need to take donor tissue from your palate
- Natural-looking and long-lasting results
Ericson Dental is proud to be one of the few dentists in Santa Barbara to offer Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation®. If you are in need of treatment for gum recession in Santa Barbara, CA, call our office today to schedule a consultation!