What Is The Difference Between Pinhole Surgery Technique and Gum Grafting?

Some of us are born with more of our gums showing when we smile. However, some of us have more gum showing when we smile because of a receding gum line. Several factors can lead to a receding gum line, including extreme tooth decay or gum disease. While gum recession certainly doesn’t make our smiles look their best, fixing gum recession isn’t just about cosmetics. If left untreated, gum recession can lead to damaged dental tissue and bone structure due to a build-up of bacteria. Do you have receding gums? Are you wondering how you can fix them before it’s too late? The answer may be the Pinhole Surgical Technique – a technique utilized by Dr. Kaveh Kanani to reverse gum recession.

What to do if you think you’re suffering from gum recession

According to the American Dental Association, one of the first steps to helping receding gums is a thorough dental cleaning. Your dentist will combine this dental cleaning with a procedure called root planing. Root planing involves removal of dental plaque and calculus and then smoothing of the surfaces of the roots. Dr. Kanani may be able to get rid of harmful plaque and tartar that is building up around the gum line. It’s the tartar and plaque that causes the bacteria that leads to gum recession.

What is Gum Grafting?

Gum Grafting is the most traditional treatment for receding gums. Dr. Kanani utilizes the Pinhole Surgical Technique method over Gum Grafting for a variety of reasons, which we’ll explain below. During gum grafting, a dentist takes tissue from a part of the mouth such as the pallet. The dentist then sutures the tissues over the receding gums.

What is the Pinhole Surgical Technique?

The Pinhole Surgical Technique is a non-invasive way to treat gum recession in Los Angeles by Tarzana dentist Dr. Kanani. During the procedure, Dr. Kanani makes a small hole in the gum tissue. Once the gap exists, Dr. Kanani loosens the healthy gum tissue and moves it on top of the exposed gums. This process for reversing gum recession is popular because it’s effective and non-invasive. Dr. Kanani recommends that patients with gum recession see him about the Pinhole Surgical Technique.

Why is the Pinhole Surgical Technique Better than Gum Grafting?

Dr. Kanani utilizes the Pinhole Technique because it’s among the most innovative methods to reverse gum recession in Los Angeles. Gum grafting, on the other hand, is a very invasive approach to treat gum recession. The innovative Pinhole method treats gums safely and effectively without the cost and pain of standard oral surgeries. The Pinhole technique is simple and doesn’t involve any cutting or stitching.

What are the benefits of the Pinhole Surgical Technique?

Dr. Kanani utilizes the Pinhole technique because it’s an innovative procedure for correcting gum recession. The Pinhole technique does away with the extensive cutting and stitching required in gum grafting. There are substantial benefits that the Pinhole technique has over conventional gum correction surgery:

–    The Pinhole technique is minimally invasive. Dr. Kanani will not remove any healthy tissue from your mouth.

–    Treatment is fast. For that reason, dentists often call this procedure the “lunchtime gum lift.” Also, the recovery time is speedy. Comparatively speaking, gum grafts take weeks to heal.

– Patients’ gums will feel and look better nearly immediately. The results of the Pinhole Surgical Technique are also natural looking and long-lasting.

Who is a candidate for the Pinhole Surgical Technique?

Patients suffering from gum recession in Los Angeles are good candidates for the Pinhole Surgical Technique.  Utilizing the Pinhole Technique, Dr. Kanani can restore a patient’s oral health and smile in his eco-friendly Tarzana office. The Pinhole technique is also ideal for patients who don’t want to go through the painful traditional gum grafting procedure. The Pinhole Surgical Technique is minimally invasive and an effective method for treating gum recession. This scalpel- and suture-free treatment uses healthy gum tissue already present. The process that Dr. Kanani utilizes is nearly pain-free and requires minimal recovery time.

How long does the Pinhole Surgical Technique take?

Many people in Los Angeles suffering from gum recession have been experiencing the effects of gum recession for years. However, Tarzana cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kanani can complete the Pinhole Surgical Technique in one visit. The reason many people avoid getting treatment for gum recession is fear of gum grafting. Many patients have read or heard about other people’s horror stories involving terrible experiences with soft-tissue grafting. Dr. Kanani can treat as many teeth as possible in one sitting.

In comparison, with gum grafting, there are limitations in the number and size of the area that a dentist can treat at one time. Often, it will take over a year to treat a patient’s entire mouth with gum grafting. In contrast, the Pinhole Technique can treat the whole mouth in one sitting.

How long does the Pinhole Surgical Technique last?

Because the Pinhole Surgical Technique is relatively new, researchers haven’t yet determined its longevity. However, the treatment’s founder, Dr. Chao, suggests that treatment is permanent as long as patients follow a positive dental hygiene routine. Patients should also continue to monitor any changes in their mouths, and alert Dr. Kanani of anything they notice.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kaveh Kanani

Don’t ignore the signs of gum recession. Trusted Tarzana dental surgeon Dr. Kanani has years of experience in performing the Pinhole Surgical Technique on his patients. Dr. Kanani has successfully halted the progression of gum recession in many of his patients. The Tarzana dentist provides pain-free alternatives to dental care for his patients. An innovative dentist in Los Angeles, Dr. Kanani is continually exploring new ways to treat dental problems utilizing minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Kanani is trained and skilled to use this advanced method to restore your gum health and stop gum recession. The trusted Tarzana dentist can help you regain your smile after gum disease has taken its toll. Restore your oral health today with the innovative, comfortable, and safe Pinhole technique. Call Dr. Kanani today for a free consultation.

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