Gum recession is one of the most serious side-effects of periodontal disease, and as it progresses, its effects on the body become more and more pronounced. That’s why it is important to get treatment for receding gums as soon as possible. If you do, you are more likely to avoid long-term side effects. You are also more likely to be a candidate for minimally invasive procedures like the pinhole surgical technique.  

 What Is the Pinhole Technique?  

Pinhole surgery is a unique way of helping patients with receding gums recover without stitches, grafts, or incisions that take a long time to heal. Its name comes from the fact that the point of entry for the surgery is literally just the size of a needle hole, and discomfort during the procedure is minimal. The doctor:
 ·         Uses local anesthesia
 ·         Makes a single point of entry to access the affected tissue
 ·         Manages the entire procedure from that point of entry  
 In some cases, patient complications might require multiple pinhole sites to be used, but even then the procedure is minor and the healing time is minimal. Sometimes, though, gum recession is so advanced that a combination of other techniques is necessary. This is why you should consult with a periodontist immediately if you have receding gums.   If you are not a candidate for this surgical technique, it could also be because your gums are inflamed or irritated but not yet receding. In that case, it’s still a great idea to make an appointment, because intervention before gum recession starts is even more valuable.  

 Are You a Candidate for the Pinhole Surgical Technique?

 The only way to know is to talk to a periodontist in Miami, FL about your concerns for your gums. After evaluating your condition, Dr. Ross will be able to tell you if you are a candidate for this type of intervention. To make an appointment today, just contact our office during regular business hours.