Receding gums can be the sign of a dental health problem, and should be evaluated by one of our dentists at Corbin Dental. There is a range of causes for gum recession. Your treatment will be based on your unique issue, and designed to restore both gum health and improved aesthetics.
Gum recession is a serious dental problem that is often caused by age, poor oral hygiene, or harshly brushing the teeth and gums. One of the most common causes of gum recession is gingivitis, which can quickly become periodontitis or advanced periodontal disease. Gum disease is a dental condition that is linked to a number of serious health conditions including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
Queens New York area cosmetic and restorative dentists Dr. Richard Corbin and Dr. Bruce Corbin can provide advanced treatment options and experienced care for the treatment of receding gums. We help you achieve a more balanced and healthy smile in a timely manner.
Pinhole Surgical Technique
Dr. Richard and Dr. Bruce Corbin are trained in the Pinhole Surgical Technique for restoring a more uniform and healthier gum line without the need for traditional gum surgery. A minimally invasive procedure, the Pinhole Surgical Technique is completed in one visit and enables most patients to return to their normal routine almost immediately.
Pinhole Gum Surgery: what to expect
The Pinhole surgical procedure is considered 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.
A very small and specifically designed needle is used to create a hole in the gums and then to gently reposition existing gum tissue to create a longer and more pleasing gum line. Next, collagen strips are strategically placed under the gums to support placement and natural tissue recovery.
The goal of treatment is to recover any exposed tooth roots for better oral health and reduced sensitivity and to achieve your aesthetic goals. Once complete, we will provide any post-treatment care instructions and you can enjoy your new smile.
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 is not meant to be used to cure periodontal disease or gingivitis. It is meant to 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, pain and much less downtime than traditional gum lift surgery.
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
If you have concerns about the appearance or health of your gums, contact one of our dentist offices serving Bayside, Queens, and Oyster Bay. We welcome new patients and provide personalized dental care for your needs.
Gum recession can be treated at Corbin Dental with Pinhole Gum Surgery for beautiful, lasting results that have minimal impact on your daily routine. We can greatly enhance the beauty of your smile!