Gum recession can occur even for those who are diligent with their oral care. If you are brushing too aggressively, you might be causing damage to your gums. Periodontal disease is another common cause for gum recession. In most cases, dentists use a surgical grafting procedure to remedy this issue. The downside to this is that the surgery typically involves a three-week recovery period, and is often very painful for patients. Now, with the Pinhole Surgical Technique™, Dr. Edward Shukovsky is able to help patients with receding gumlines achieve immediate results with very little discomfort. This method is also faster, and can address a larger area than traditional gum grafting. The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ can be completed without causing much trauma to the tissue, so recovery time is typically very minimal. Many patients who have this procedure in the morning are able to enjoy their dinner normally later that day!
If you are interested in learning more about the Pinhole Surgical Technique™, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shukovsky, please contact us today.