Gum Recession


Gum recession is a serious dental problem that is often caused by age, poor oral hygiene, or harshly brushing the teeth and gums. There are a multitude of causes for gum recession. However, one of the most common causes of gum recession is gingivitis. Gingivitis can quickly become periodontitis or advanced periodontal disease. Gum disease is a dental condition that doctors link to a number of serious health conditions including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

Long Island cosmetic and restorative dentists Dr. Richard Corbin and Dr. Bruce Corbin can provide advanced treatment options and quality care to fix receding gums. We will help you achieve a more balanced and healthy smile in a timely manner. We will assess your unique issue, and design a plan to restore gum health and improve aesthetics.

Fixing gum recession; before and after

Gum Recession Treatment with the Pinhole Surgical Technique

Dr. Richard and Dr. Bruce Corbin provide the Pinhole Surgical Technique, which they have extensive training on. They restore a more uniform and healthier gum line without the need for traditional gum surgery. We can complete the Pinhole Surgical Technique in one dental visit. Fortunately, it enables most patients to return to their normal routine almost immediately.

Pinhole Gum Surgery at Corbin Dental

The Pinhole surgical procedure is minimally invasive when compared to other options. The first step is to make you comfortable with a local anesthetic or the use of dental sedation. Then, our dentist will create a hole in the gums with a very small and specifically designed needle. Next, they will gently reposition existing gum tissue to create a longer and more pleasing gum line. Lastly, they will strategically place collagen strips under the gums to support natural tissue recovery.

The goal of treatment is to cover any exposed tooth roots for better oral health and reduced sensitivity; not to mention to achieve your aesthetic goals. Once complete, we will provide any post-treatment care instructions so you can enjoy your new smile.

The Benefits of Pinhole Gum Surgery:

  • No scalpel, no grafting
  • Minimizes discomfort and risks commonly associated with oral surgery
  • Faster recovery times
  • Immediate and permanent results

Maintaining your new gum line and healthy gums are important for a long-term result. Daily brushing (with a soft-bristled toothbrush), flossing and regular visits to your local Corbin Dental office will provide the foundation for a lifetime of beautiful smiles.

Pinhole Gum Surgery FAQs

Does Pinhole gum surgery cure gum disease?

No, this gum restoration treatment will not cure periodontal disease or gingivitis. It will only restore your gum line to a normal level. We can provide more accurate and focused gum treatments with periodontal therapy.

Does the Pinhole Surgical Technique cost more than traditional gum grafting?

No, it’s about the same as getting traditional gum grafting surgery. Although, this technique is different and very sought-after because there is no cutting and pain-free. Additionally, it requires much less downtime than traditional gum lift surgery. The procedure will have minimal impact on your daily routine.

How long will the results of my Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation last?

The Pinhole Technique is a permanent gum line treatment that will last as long as your gums remain healthy. There is no need for routine touch-ups.

Schedule A Consultation for Pinhole Gum Surgery

We can fix gum recession at Corbin Dental with Pinhole Gum Surgery for beautiful, lasting results. If you have concerns about the appearance or health of your gums, contact one of our dental offices serving Bayside, Queens, and Oyster Bay. We welcome new patients from all over Long Island. We can greatly enhance the beauty of your smile!


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Corbin Dental in Bayside and Oyster Bay are a family owned and operated Bayside and Oyster Bay dentist offices for patients of all ages. Our team is committed to improving smiles through patient-focused comprehensive dentistry.