Pinhole Surgical Technique - 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 Newton, MA.

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—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.

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