November 10, 2017

Pinhole Surgical Technique - Matthews, NC & Charlotte, NCTraditionally Americans gather together on Thanksgiving to enjoy the company of their friends and family while sharing a meal. It’s hard to relax during the holiday when your sensitive teeth bother you. Doctor Kiya Green treats gum recession in Charlotte, NC with the Pinhole Surgical Technique™.

How A Receding Gum Line Causes Pain

Your gums rest on the sensitive nerves of your teeth. When the soft tissues of the gums recede and fail to cover your teeth like they should, the nerves become exposed. When this occurs, your teeth may become sensitive to extreme temperature changes. Drink a beverage too hot or cold, and you might feel a sharp pain.

Your gums also help to secure your teeth in place. As the tissues weaken, your teeth are prone to shifting or moving. This situation might feel uncomfortable and can lead to other problems including cavities and tooth decay.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ (PST)

Depending on the severity of your case, Dr. Green may be able to help you with the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ in Matthews, NC. This procedure repairs your receding gums quickly and with minimal discomfort.

The process is simple:

  • Dr. Green creates a small pinhole incisions into the affected area of your gums
  • Using a unique dental tool, she pulls the gum tissue away from your teeth
  • Then she repositions the existing gum tissues to cover your teeth better
  • Strips of collagen anchor the gums in place until they heal properly

The method can treat a patient’s entire mouth in just one sitting. Unlike conventional gum line treatments and surgeries, there are no sutures or tissue grafts. With this procedure, you may be ready in time to enjoy your Thanksgiving meal with the rest of the family this year.

The technique isn’t the right solution for every patient. If your condition is advanced, you may still require traditional gum surgery. To find out if you are a candidate for the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ procedure, contact our office in Matthews, NC, conveniently located near Charlotte, NC and call (704) 815-5440 for an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Green today.



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