Beachwood Smiles

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Pinhole Gum Regeneration

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We want you to feel confident when you arrive at Beachwood Smiles. Having questions is natural when you are joining a new dental practice. After all, your smile is an important part of who you are.

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Pinhole Gum Regeneration

preventative dentistry | gum recession | beachwood ohWhen left untreated, gum disease and severe recession may lead to the loosening and eventual loss of teeth.

Research links gum disease to many systemic issues, including heart disease, diabetes complications, stroke, and respiratory illnesses. Pregnant women with gum disease may also have low birthweight babies.

Gum recession causes root cavities that are more difficult to fill, in addition to sensitivity caused by exposed root structures.

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal treatment includes deep cleanings to eliminate infection and promote healing. Regular follow-up maintenance cleanings will help keep gum disease at bay.

Gum Recession Treatment

Connective tissue surgical grafting requires the removal of donor tissue from the roof of the mouth to place over areas of recession. Held in place by sutures, gum grafting requires lengthy recovery time and can be uncomfortable.

Pinhole gum rejuvenation requires only a small hole to gently reposition the gums over areas of recession. Collagen fibers placed beneath the gum tissue add bulk and hold gums in place during the healing process. They will eventually dissolve on their own.

The pinhole surgical technique (PST) available in our Beachwood, OH dental office improves patient comfort and healing times. PST can be completed in about 90 minutes and results in minimal downtime.

preventative dentistry | beachwood ohGum recession repair just got a whole lot easier with this innovative technique. The pinhole surgical technique in Beachwood, OH means better treatment for gum recession!

Gum recession can make your teeth appear long and your grin toothy, but it also means you have an issue that needs to be treated to prevent complications and potential tooth loss.

Gums recede because of periodontal disease, which is a series of infections in the periodontal ligaments and gum tissue. Left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss and may even compromise your systemic health.

In the past, invasive surgery was in order, but with pinhole gum regeneration in Beachwood, OH, our top dentist makes only a tiny hole to reposition your gums and repair your gum recession. This breakthrough technology has a lot of patients excited, and we think you’ll be happy, too.

Our technique offers faster healing times and an easier recovery.

At Beachwood Smiles, if a technology gives you a better experience, that is a technology we want to incorporate.

Contact Beachwood Smiles Today

Our dentist in Beachwood, OH is excited to bring this technology to you. If you suffer from periodontal disease, or if you’d like an assessment, schedule an exam today.

If you have gum disease, there is, unfortunately, a good chance that your gums will start to recede and expose more of your teeth. 

When this happens, it’s normal to feel uncomfortable with your appearance and also the sensitivities and pain that come with greater tooth exposure. For optimal gum health and a more protected smile, you need to reverse your gum recession.

Minimally Invasive Treatment 

Gum recession treatments of the past involved invasive procedures that were followed up by months of painful healing. 

Pinhole gum surgeries, by contrast, are faster, safer, and simpler than the grafting methods that preceded them. During pinhole gum surgery, our Beachwood, OH dentist pokes a tiny hole in your gums to gain access to the tissue underneath. With this technique, we can reposition and redirect some of your gum tissue so that it focuses on your teeth in need. 

Pinhole gum surgery in Beachwood, OH is the cleaner, more modern way to stop gum recession in its tracks and restore your smile to its former glory.

Schedule Your Pinhole Gum Surgery 

If you have gum disease in Beachwood, OH and need treatment to help your receding gums, contact our dentist at (216) 292-9920 today. 

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