Your dental care team at Advanced Dental Care in East Texas takes the “advanced” adjective seriously. Led by Dr. Eric Koch, Advanced Dental Care strives to offer the most up-to-date dental procedures to its patients. Recently, a new procedure has been added to the many services provided by Dr. Koch and his team: The Pinhole Surgical Technique! The Pinhole Surgical Technique is for patients with receding gum lines. Previously, to rectify receding gum lines, the dental procedures used involved gum grafting, a tremendously painful way to correct receding gums. By using The Pinhole Surgical Technique, Dr. Koch can correct your receding gums with little discomfort.
As you mature, your gums may recede (withdraw from your teeth), causing your smile to look toothy or making your teeth look lengthened. Not only will receding gums effect your appearance, but also the receding of your gums may cause dental complications, as well. For example, if your receding gums causes the roots of your teeth to become uncovered and unguarded, the exposure could be painful. Also, you may develop an opening between your gums and your teeth. If so, this opening is a breeding area for bacteria that can cause disease. Additionally, this opening may cause damage to your teeth and the supporting bone or surrounding soft tissue. Not sure if your gums are receding? Call Advanced Dental Care for a dental checkup. Dr. Koch and his dental care team can determine if your gums are receding. If they are, Advanced Dental Care may suggest The Pinhole Surgical Technique to correct the maturing process of receding gums.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique is an up-to-date technique to correct receding gums. Gone are the days when dentists, Dr. Koch included, need to use tissue from the roof of your mouth to correct receding gums. Cutting and stitching the roof of the mouth can be quite painful. Using the tissue, the dentists would then stitch the tissue to the gum that was receding – again, quite the painful process. Fear not! When using The Pinhole Surgical Technique, no suturing is required! Dr. Koch creates the minutest pinhole in your gum. Using state-of-the-art tools, he skillfully relocates your gum tissue to its original position. Then, he injects a dental-specific collagen substance that holds your gums in their proper place and eliminates the possibility of your gums receding again.
When it is determined that you do have receding gums, previously, Dr. Koch would perform a gum graft – a tremendously painful procedure. By using The Pinhole Surgical Technique, Dr. Koch can right your receding gums with slight discomfort. Know that Dr. Koch and his dental care team’s first concern is for their patient’s comfort. The Pinhole Surgical Technique allows for the following benefits: A technique
Although the benefits listed have merit, the main benefit of The Pinhole Surgical Technique is the decreased amount of discomfort you will experience in correcting your receding gums.
Contact Advanced Dental Care in East Texas to schedule a dental checkup to determine if your gums are receding. Dr. Koch and his dental care team provide you with a modern treatment with The Pinhole Surgical Technique they offer.