Patients with sensitive or painful teeth may have a receding gumline. This condition causes teeth to become more exposed and increases their risk of decay. Gum recession can be caused by gum disease, but it can also develop due to aggressive tooth brushing. Many patients with receding gums feel embarrassed by their smile’s appearance. Thanks to the Pinhole Surgical Technique™, patients with gum recession have an advanced, minimally-invasive alternative to conventional treatments. Cosmetic dentist Edward Shukovsky, DMD is happy to provide this revolutionary procedure for patients looking to restore their gums to a healthy state.
Traditionally, the method for treating receding gumlines involved invasive gum surgery, in which a piece of tissue removed from the roof of the mouth was grafted onto the area. Unfortunately, this painful method only treats up to two teeth at a time and has a recovery period of approximately three weeks. By contrast, the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ process involves placing an instrument through a tiny hole created in the gum tissue and shifting the existing gum tissue down over the teeth. Now patients have another, more comfortable treatment option that can restore more areas affected by gum recession in less time.
Pinhole Surgical Technique™ Media Coverage
This innovative technique is being featured in major news and media outlets. Below are some video clips showing more details about the Pinhole Surgical Technique™:
Candidates for the Pinhole Surgical Technique™
Most patients with receding gums are candidates for Pinhole Surgical Technique™ treatment. Dr. Shukovsky will do a thorough oral examination to determine your best options. Since the procedure can only be performed on healthy gums, Dr. Shukovsky will recommend other treatments, if necessary, to address gum disease prior to the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ procedure.
Contact Dr. Edward Shukovsky
Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shukovsky. He can determine if you are a potential candidate for the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ during an initial consultation and answer any questions you may have.