If you have a ‘gummy smile’ (also known as gum recession), feeling subconscious about your smile might be a daily occurrence. If you have only a mild gum recession, you probably just need a deep cleaning to reverse the damage and prevent further deterioration.
But if the gums have receded significantly and the roots of the teeth have become exposed, there are a range of additional concerns in addition to feeling like you need to hide your smile. Additional symptoms can include tooth sensitivity, infection, and even tooth loss. In such situations, it is advisable that you undergo restorative treatment to reverse and treat the damage.
Up until now, your options frankly, weren’t great with the need for an invasive surgery that involved cutting your gums and suturing them together. This procedure can be painful, inconvenient and time-consuming.
Fortunately, at Crossroad Dental, you can take advantage of cutting edge technology now available. We specialise in a minimally invasive technique known as pinhole surgical technique (PST) which offers an excellent alternative to the traditional gum grafting.
With the pinhole technique there is no need to cut the gums or suture them together after the treatment is done. This technique significantly reduces the symptoms that you would otherwise experience after the operation.
This unique scalpel-free and suture-free procedure can be performed only by dentists who are trained and licensed by the Pinhole Academy.
In Australia, there are only a handful of dentists who are qualified to perform the procedure. Luckily for you, Dr Christine Brzezniak is one out of only two dentists in Adelaide who are licensed in the Pinhole technique.
Check out the video below to understand how this ground-breaking (and time-saving) technique works, and the results you can expect.
Here are some actual examples of before and after cases from the academy that Dr Christine studied at. Individual experience may vary and all surgical procedures carry risks. Please make an appointment to find out how this could work for you.
Pinhole surgical technique or pinhole gum surgery is a technique to give an instant rejuvenation to your gums and smile. It is a non-invasive procedure for treating receding gums.
In order to perform the procedure, a dental surgeon will use a small needle to make a hole in your gum tissue. This completely avoids the need for cutting into the gum tissue with a scalpel. Through the pinhole created by the needle, the gum tissue is loosened very gently with the help of special instruments. The root structure is exposed and the treatment is performed.
Because cutting, stitching, or grafting of gum tissue is avoided, you will experience only minimal pain and swelling. You can expect to recover very quickly. At Crossroad Dental, we are certified to perform the pinhole surgical technique and we have the necessary expertise and experience to ensure the best results.
The right type of gum treatment can help reverse gum recession. However, in most types of treatments there is still visible damage to the gums that will remain. You may need to undergo additional services to completely address all the issues caused by gum recession. All these things can be avoided with the help of pinhole surgical technique.
This technique will restore the natural look of your gum line. A perfect gum line will give you a perfect smile and increase your confidence when you laugh, smile, or speak. Pinhole surgery of the gums will provide an instant improvement in the way that your teeth and gums look. The results achieved by this procedure look extremely natural and last very long.
The reduced recovery time is one of the most important reasons why pinhole technique is commonly recommended. If you undergo traditional grafting, it may take up to 3 weeks for the gums to completely heal. But with pinhole surgical technique, the recovery time is limited to just a day.