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The Pinhole Technique

Pinhole Technique

At Healthy Smiles, we are unfortunately aware that over 50 percent of all people in the United States will suffer from gum recession at some point in their lifetime. When left untreated, this condition can cause serious complications.

Over time, gum recession can expose the deep structures of the teeth, which can lead to tooth decay and pain along the gum line. In extreme cases, you may lose your teeth. Therefore, the correct gum recession treatment is essential for a healthy mouth.

The pinhole technique is a state-of-the-art procedure that allows for treating gum recession without surgery. It was invented by the world-renowned dentist, Dr. John Chao. The pinhole technique prevents grafting by placing several small holes directly into the gums. Through these, the dentist can change the natural gum line. The results of the surgical pin technique are both dramatic and immediate.

Benefits of the Pinhole Technique

Some of these benefits are:

  • Less patient discomfort
  • Faster recovery
  • Natural results
  • Long-term benefits
  • No scalpels or invasive instruments used
  • No need for sutures
  • Low risk of complications
  • Inexpensive

Am I a candidate for the Pinhole Technique?

Anyone who experiences gum recession can benefit from the Pinhole Technique.

If you would like to get more information about gum recession and this technique, please call (661) 260-1220. Our dental team in Santa Clarita will be able to answer all your questions in regards to Dr. Aznavour's schedule.