Receding gums can cause problems for both the health and appearance of your smile. Yet many people are reluctant to undergo traditional gum recession treatments such as gum grafting surgery. If you are one of those people, you may be interested in Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™, an innovative new treatment developed by Dr. John Chao. Atlanta dentist Dr. Brenda Paulen has recently received training in the Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation technique and offers this revolutionary new treatment option to patients with receding gums.
How is Gum Recession Traditionally Treated?
Gum grafting surgery has traditionally been one of the most common ways to treat extensive gum recession. This method may require your dentist to remove a thin piece of gum tissue from the roof of your mouth. The tissue can then be used to cover parts of your teeth that have been exposed by gum recession. Stitches are used to close the incisions made during this process.
Why Choose Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation?
While gum grafting is safe and effective, some patients may prefer a more conservative and less invasive form of treatment. Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation allows Dr. Paulen to avoid using grafts and stitches or making incisions. Instead, she can create a small, “pinhole” entry point in the gum tissue with only a needle. Then, a specialized tool is used to gently reposition gum tissue downward to cover over-exposed teeth. Finally, tiny collagen strips are inserted to stabilize the gum tissue.
Because Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation is only minimally invasive, you can get back to your daily routine more quickly than with traditional treatments. This method is also called the Lunchtime Gumlift™ as it provides instant cosmetic improvement and is completed in just one visit. You can expect to feel minimal to no discomfort, and the pinhole entry point will often heal overnight. Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation produces quick results and provides a permanent solution to your gum recession issues.
Schedule An Appointment
Are you interested in learning more about Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation? Visit Proud Smiles for a consultation with Dr. Paulen. To make an appointment at our Sandy Springs, GA dentist office, all 404.418.7734 or request an appointment online.