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Pinhole Surgical Technique

Halting Gingival Recession in a single visit

By Dr. Ushma Patel Center for Advanced Dentistry
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Rejuvenate your smile and oral health.

Nothing can make a smile and face appear older than receding gums. The progression of gum recession can eventually weaken your teeth, causing greater sensitivity, root damage and even tooth loss.

Using the revolutionary Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST), Dr. Ushma Patel can treat receding gums with a minimally invasive procedure. It also replaces the need for traditional gum grafting surgery that relies on cutting and suturing, which often results in painful recovery. With the Pinhole Surgical Technique, you can repair your gums in just an hour or two, with minimal recovery.

Dr. Ushma Patel is one of few doctors in the United States offering the breakthrough Pinhole Surgical Technique as a treatment for receding gums. The long term success of the treatment has been observed to last for years, with uniformly excellent and predictable results.

The procedure itself only takes a few minutes per tooth, with minimized recovery time and no lasting discomfort.

Although you have the option to treat one area of your mouth at a time, it is generally easy enough for Dr. Ushma Patel to restore all affected areas of recessed gum tissue in just one visit.

Treatment is performed with local anesthetic, and the average amount of time the entire treatment lasts is from one to two hours. Typically, the only post-treatment medication you will need is perhaps a couple of Tylenol or Advil to ease any minor discomfort.

In addition to being a very fast and minimally invasive treatment, the results are predictable and stable. Many cases have shown that the Pinhole Surgical Technique can effectively restore full gum coverage for several years after treatment.

How the Pinhole Surgical Technique works
First, any affected teeth are thoroughly cleaned and prepared by numbing the gum tissue with a local anesthetic. Next, a tiny, pinhole-sized entry point is made in the gum tissue above the affected tooth.

Dr. Ushma Patel will then use a specially designed instrument patented by the inventor of the procedure, Dr. John Chao, which frees the connective gum tissue.

The instrument gently repositions the gum tissue so that it covers the exposed tooth root, restoring the gums to their proper position.

Next, Dr. Ushma Patel will carefully insert tiny collagen strips beneath the repositioned gum tissue. The collagen strips act as structural supports that help to stabilize the newly formed position of the gums. Once this is done, the procedure is complete!

Dr. Ushm Patel can treat up to 14 affected teeth in one session. There is little to no post-operative discomfort at all, and once finished, you are ready to smile again with confidence! Call us for a free consultation with Dr. Patel to see if Pinhole Surgical Technique is right for you! 770-884-6623. ■

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