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Pinhole Surgical Technique - Plainview & Hicksville NY

Pinhole Surgical Technique

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receding gums

Restore Balance to Your Gums with Pinhole Gum Surgery

Gingival recession (commonly called gum recession) is when gum tissue begins to pull back toward your tooth roots, thereby exposing the root surface. An unbalanced gum line caused by gum recession can make you self-conscious about smiling and lead to functional problems. As a gum expert, our periodontist Dr. Graig Fischgrund has undergone uniquely focused training in soft tissue procedures and stays current on the latest techniques through continuing education. You’ve found the proper periodontal practice if you’re looking for pinhole gum surgery near you in Hicksville and Plainview, NY. Dr. Fischgrund is certified in the innovative Chao Pinhole® Surgical technique, a minimally invasive and gentler alternative to conventional gum graft surgery.

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What You Should Know About Gum Recession

Gingival recession is a soft-tissue problem affecting nearly 90% of adults in the U.S. aged 65 and older and 50% of adults aged 18–64. When the root structure of your teeth is exposed, this makes you more vulnerable to tooth decay and sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. Teeth may look misshapen or larger than usual due to an uneven gum line. Healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth. Therefore, getting receding gum treatment is crucial to ensure lasting dental wellness.

Before introducing this innovative technique, receding gum treatment required a connective tissue graft, usually taken from tissue harvested from the roof of the mouth sutured to the affected area. If you’re considering receding gum treatment, the great news is that pinhole gum surgery at Max Dental Group resolves this issue without scalpels or sutures. Hence, the procedure and recovery are far more comfortable than traditional gum graft surgery.

Common Causes of Gum Recession

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique

Pinhole gum surgery in Hicksville and Plainview, NY, delivers impressive results without the downsides of conventional invasive gum recession treatment. Using a needle, Dr. Fischgrund makes a small hole in your gum tissue above the recessed area. Through the pinhole, he uses specially designed and patented instruments to loosen and guide gum tissue to cover the exposed root structure. Collagen material is added to stabilize the treated area. According to various studies, root coverage achieved with this technique ranges from 87% to 96.7%, while patient satisfaction is excellent.

Benefits of Pinhole Gum Surgery

Don’t Ignore Gum Recession!

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