Pinhole Surgical Technique - Boston - Newton, MA

No-Scalpel Gum Restoration

A Revolutionary Way to Reverse Gum Recession

When your gums recede, you may not even notice immediately. Eventually, you may see your gumline becoming uneven. Yellow tooth roots begin to show. Increased tooth sensitivity can follow, and later give way to tooth instability and loss. You may even experience jawbone deterioration. 

You can decrease your chances of gum recession by refraining from aggressive tooth brushing and by avoiding all tobacco products. However, some contributing factors, such as heredity, are beyond your control. 

If you develop receding gums, look to surgically trained, board-certified prosthodontist Noah Orenstein for effective, innovative treatment. He’s the premier provider of the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™) in the Boston Area – Newton, MA.

Causes of Receding Gums

Gum recession typically occurs as a side effect of periodontal disease but may also be the result of brushing too aggressively or other factors. We can address your concerns during your visit.

Common Causes of Gum Recession

  • Gum disease
  • Poor nutrition
  • Clenching and teeth grinding habits
  • Tobacco usage
  • Body piercings
dental patient smiling after pinhole treatment

The Many Advantages of the Pinhole Surgical Technique

  • Minimally invasive option
  • No scalpels or sutures
  • Less bleeding and discomfort
  • Immediately visible results
  • Single-visit procedure
  • Quicker healing
  • A beautiful, balanced, seamless smile
  • No tooth roots showing
  • Fewer treatment areas than gum grafting
  • No more “long teeth”

Repositioning Gums, Not Removing Them

The traditional way of dealing with gum recession has been through gum grafting. For that, your doctor cuts some tissue from the roof of your mouth or from in front of teeth that have excess gum coverage and sutures it over the recession site. You then have to wait as the new gum tissue integrates with the existing tissue while you heal. 

The Pinhole Surgical Technique by Boston, MA—which Dr. Orenstein is specially trained and certified to perform—makes removing any tissue or suturing a surgical site closed unnecessary.

With this minimally invasive alternative to gum grafting, Dr. Orenstein begins by making a tiny hole in the gum tissue above the areas of recession. He then uses a special dental instrument and loosens the gum tissue until he’s able to pull it down over the recessed area. 

Using his cosmetic dentistry expertise, he takes extra care to ensure the gums are shaped around the teeth for a natural, healthy, pleasing appearance. He then places collagen strips to hold the gums in place instead of suturing them. 

The end results—a wonderfully seamless and even smile—are immediately obvious!

Pinhole® Surgical Technique is minimally invasive treatment for gum recession.

Our Frequently Asked Periodontal Questions

Gum Recession Treatment Pinhole Surgical Technique By Boston, MA

The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat gum recession. Unlike traditional gum grafting, PST™ does not involve cutting or suturing gum tissue. Instead, a small hole is made in the gum tissue, and special instruments are used to reposition the gums, resulting in an immediately improved appearance.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique offers several advantages over traditional gum grafting, including:

  • No need for scalpels or sutures
  • Minimal bleeding and discomfort
  • Immediate aesthetic results
  • Faster healing time
  • Single-visit procedure
  • Natural-looking, balanced smile without visible tooth roots

Good candidates for the Pinhole Surgical Technique are individuals experiencing gum recession due to periodontal disease, aggressive brushing, or other factors such as genetics or tobacco use. A consultation with Dr. Noah Orenstein, a board-certified prosthodontist, can determine if PST™ is the right option for you.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique is typically completed in a single visit, with the procedure itself taking about 1-2 hours depending on the number of teeth being treated. Patients can expect to see immediate improvements in their gumline and overall smile.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) typically offers a much faster recovery time compared to traditional gum grafting. Since PST™ is minimally invasive and does not involve cutting or suturing, patients generally experience less discomfort and can return to their normal activities more quickly. Many patients notice immediate improvements and have a smoother healing process.

Recovery from the Pinhole Surgical Technique is generally quick and involves minimal discomfort. Patients can usually return to their normal activities within a day or two. Dr. Orenstein will provide specific aftercare instructions to ensure optimal healing and results.

Dr. Noah Orenstein is a board-certified prosthodontist with extensive training and experience in advanced dental procedures, including the Pinhole Surgical Technique. He has completed rigorous post-doctoral surgical training and a three-year advanced specialty degree in Prosthodontics and Implant Surgery.

His board certification by the American Board of Prosthodontics, a distinction achieved by only a small percentage of prosthodontists, ensures that you receive the highest quality care. Additionally, Dr. Orenstein’s compassionate approach and dedication to forming lasting relationships with his patients make him an exceptional choice for your treatment.

Dr. Orenstein’s combination of advanced academic credentials, board certification, and compassionate patient care sets him apart from other dental practitioners. He maintains active involvement in numerous professional associations and stays current on the latest techniques and technologies through ongoing recertification. 

The Dental Specialists of Newham, MA offers comprehensive care under one roof, including dental implant placement and restoration, Invisalign® certification, and the Pinhole® Surgical Technique. Dr. Orenstein’s exceptional chairside manner and commitment to providing a warm, welcoming environment ensure that you will feel comfortable and supported throughout your treatment.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Orenstein will perform a thorough examination of your gums and overall oral health to determine if the Pinhole Surgical Technique is the right treatment for you. He will discuss your specific concerns, medical history, and treatment goals. Dr. Orenstein will also explain the procedure in detail, including what you can expect before, during, and after the treatment. This is an opportunity to ask any questions and address any anxieties you may have about the procedure.

These additional questions can help address common concerns and provide more comprehensive information to potential patients considering the Pinhole Surgical Technique with Dr. Orenstein.

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