Pinhole Surgery

The thought of painful gum grafting surgery can be enough to keep many people in Park City, UT, from seeking the important treatment they need for their gum recession issues. But addressing receding gums is crucial to your oral health, and your overall health too!

What Causes Your Gums to Recede?

  • Poor oral hygiene habits
  • Age
  • Smoking
  • Genetics
  • Using a hard toothbrush 
  • Certain health conditions, such as diabetes
  • Brushing your teeth too hard

The Problems of Gum Recession

Receding gums is no joke—it can lead to tooth loss and infections. But too many people don’t come in to treat the condition until it’s too late, particularly if they don’t see us regularly for routine check-ups and cleanings. You see, when you see the dentist every six months, as recommended, it’s easy for us to spot receding gums early and recommend either a deep cleaning, medications, or better habits to keep the problem from getting any worse. But when you don’t do this, you have to rely on your own ability to judge whether or not your gums are receding. And by the time you notice the intense sensitivity to hot or cold, the lengthened appearance of your teeth due to the exposed roots, or loose teeth, it is probably going to be too late for the easier solutions. That’s when it becomes time for gum grafting. 

Alternative Gum Grafting

Fortunately, at Park City Dental Associates, that does not have to mean painful surgery. We are certified to perform the patented Pinhole Surgical Technique. This procedure is completely scalpel and suture free. We simply use a very small needle to create a pin-sized hole in your gums. The gums will then be gently lifted up the gum tissue and glide it over the receding part of the tooth. Without incisions or stitches, you won’t have to deal with the traditional side effects of surgery, such as bleeding, swelling, and pain. And most of our patients report their appearance improving instantly after the procedure.

Call us at our Park City, UT, office today to schedule your next check-up, so we can look for the early signs of gum recession. Of course, if you’re experiencing any of the symptoms of receding gums, reach out right away, and we’ll do our best to see you as soon as possible. 

Before & Afters

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