One of our main goals at the Texas Implant & Periodontic Center is to make sure our patients receive the best possible care by using the least invasive techniques possible to get results. It is one of the general best practices that many oral surgeons, periodontists, doctors, and dentists all agree on, and one of the ways that our practice manages it is through the use of innovative new techniques that speed up the healing process by reducing the trauma from procedures. That’s why we want our patients to understand the benefits that come from using new processes like the Pinhole Surgical Technique.
How the Pinhole Surgical Technique Works
Traditional soft tissue grafts make use of smaller incisions and procedures than many other surgical techniques, and they typically involve grafting tissue from the root of the mouth to the receding gums. Where the Pinhole Surgical Technique differs is that it does not seek to transplant a graft. Instead, the doctor opens a tiny pinhole incision above the tooth that is experiencing recession and uses it to move tissue around until the tender exposed root is covered over again with healthy tissue.
Benefits of the Technique
• It is the least invasive way to use tissue to correct gum recession.
• Fast recovery times
• Minimal pain
• Fewer complications when brushing or eating
Assessing Whether This Technique Works for You
Each patient’s case is very different, and that is why both Dr. Marco Cueva and Dr. Cuong Ha take care to evaluate individual cases of gum recession before moving forward with a procedure. In some cases, a more extensive graft may become necessary, depending on the seriousness of your gum disease and on other factors.
To find out whether or not you are a candidate for the Pinhole Surgical Technique, contact our office in Allen, TX today to make an appointment for your assessment.