What Is Gum Recession Treatment?
At Premier Periodontics, we are always eager to bring the most innovative yet effective receding gums treatment to Seattle, WA patients. One of our most minimally invasive procedures is the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) for the treatment of gum recession. Receding gums are a common problem among a wide range of patients and increase the risk of further oral problems while affecting smile aesthetics. Through a very small opening made in the gums, PST gently moves receded tissues back to a more favorable position that covers exposed roots. Our Bellevue, WA, periodontists are certified and trained in the advanced Pinhole Surgical Technique and would love to help you determine if this no-incision, no-suture approach is the best option for your gum recession needs. Find out more about the benefits of Pinhole® Gum Rejuvenation by contacting one of our periodontal offices today.
Gum Recession Treatment Reviews
"Premier Periodontics does a great job treating my periodontal condition. Mary Jo has been my hygienist for several years now, and she has been thorough and friendly. I would highly recommend this organization and Mary Jo to anyone needing periodontal care."- J.C. / Google / Feb 17, 2021
"I had oral surgery today at the Kirkland office. They worked on three different areas in my mouth. Surgery went great! My dental teammates are Dr. Hyun, Shawn, and Louisa. Shawn has been using a laser treatment for my periodontal treatments. She is so detailed and thorough! She really has a passion for what she does! Dr. Hyun has been great! She gave me my first evaluation and had continued to be involved in my dental care along the way. The performance she gave in surgery was gentle and reassuring and honest. And Louisa, she sat and visited to help in bringing my anxiety down and was a great assistant to Dr. Hyun with the surgery. I almost forgot about Amy. She really helped me decide on a payment option that was right for my lifestyle. Overall, everyone has been friendly and kind. Thank you!"- K.N. / Google / Apr 16, 2021
"I have a really positive experience every time I visit Premier Periodontics! From Diana at the front desk to Ariana who cleans my teeth to Dr. Ghadri, everyone is kind and professional. I had to have gum surgery last year, and they made it the best possible experience. I highly recommend them if you need periodontal care."- S.R. / Google / Dec 03, 2021
"I had oral surgery today at the Kirkland office. They worked on three different areas in my mouth. Surgery went great! My dental teammates are Dr. Hyun, Shawn, and Louisa. Shawn has been using a laser treatment for my periodontal treatments. She is so detailed and thorough! She really has a passion for what she does! Dr. Hyun has been great! She gave me my first evaluation and had continued to be involved in my dental care along the way. The performance she gave in surgery was gentle and reassuring and honest. And Louisa, she sat and visited to help in bringing my anxiety down and was a great assistant to Dr. Hyun with the surgery. I almost forgot about Amy. She really helped me decide on a payment option that was right for my lifestyle. Overall, everyone has been friendly and kind. Thank you!"- K.N. / Google / Apr 19, 2021
"I am a longtime patient of Premier Periodontics with my first visit in the 1980s with Dr Wil Fernyhough. Dr Fernyhough was on the forefront of treating periodontal disease. Yesterday, I had my first appointment with Dr Huynh-Ba, who is now my periodontist following the retirement of Dr Fernyhough. I am so fortunate to have Dr Ba as my new Periodontist and am confident he will take care of any dental issues in the years to come. The professional team approach continues at Premier Periodontics."- M.H. / Google / Apr 21, 2022
Am I a Candidate for the Pinhole Surgical Technique?
Gum recession is the process of gum tissues pulling back and shrinking away from the teeth. When this happens, the roots of the teeth become exposed to the oral environment and are at an increased risk of developing cavities and sustaining other types of damage. PST may be a great option for your periodontal needs if you have gum recession, which may be identified by:
- Teeth that look longer than before
- Teeth sensitive to temperature and sweets
- Changes in smile aesthetics (an aging smile)
- Dark spaces between teeth (near the gums)
- Discolored or yellow tooth structure (near the gums)
As a less invasive procedure, the Pinhole Surgical Technique at Premier Periodontics may also be ideal for Seattle-area patients who cannot undergo traditional gum grafting surgery and those with multiple areas of gum recession. This procedure can often treat the entire mouth in just one 3 – 4 hour treatment session.
How Does Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Work?
Though Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation is minimally invasive, our periodontal specialists will numb the treatment areas with a local anesthetic and can provide sedation options to enhance your comfort if you prefer. Our skilled periodontists will then make a very small, pinhole-sized opening in the gums. We will work through this entry point to loosen the gums from their receded position and move the gumline to effectively cover the tooth roots. Returning the gumline to a healthier position with PST gum surgery offers immediate protection for these at-risk surfaces and enhances the cosmetic appeal of the smile. To finish the procedure, thin pieces of collagen are then placed between the teeth and gums to hold the gumline in its new location as it heals.
What Can I Expect After Gum Recession Treatment?
The recovery period following Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation at Premier Periodontics is minimal and requires very little downtime. However, the aesthetic results are immediate, and the gum tissues heal rather quickly. Minor swelling may be noticeable in the first few days following the procedure. Our team will provide helpful tips on how to care for your teeth and gums during the short recovery process.
Does Insurance Cover REceding Gums Treatment?
Treatment for gum recession with the Pinhole Surgical Technique may be covered under a number of dental insurance plans. Our business team will review your benefits and help you maximize your coverage for your periodontal care, and then provide an estimate on what your out-of-pocket costs may be. Premier Periodontics is dedicated to offering affordable gum recession care to Bellevue, WA individuals without compromising on quality. We accept a range of easy payment options, including special patient financing plans.
Gum Recession Treatment FAQ
How can I prepare for receding gums treatment?
Generally, we recommend having your teeth cleaned about a week prior to your gum recession surgery to remove any plaque, tartar, or stain accumulation from your teeth. During your consultation at Premier Periodontics, our team will provide you with detailed instructions on how to further prepare your mouth for Pinhole Gum Surgery.
How many Pinhole gum surgery treatment sessions will I need?
Receding gum treatment with PST can often be completed in a single visit. However, multiple visits may be required depending upon the number of teeth that are in need of gum recession treatment. Thanks to the minimally invasive nature of the procedure, our periodontists can often treat multiple teeth within one appointment. If you need receding gums treatment in Seattle, WA, or the surrounding areas, talk with our team to learn how many sessions you may need.
Is gum recession surgery painful?
Our team takes great care to ensure treatment comfort when providing receding gums treatment. Before beginning the procedure, we will gently numb the gum tissues with a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable throughout your visit. There are no sutures required for the Pinhole Surgical Technique, and most patients find any post-operative discomfort to be minimal.
How can I maintain my Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation results?
It is important to maintain excellent homecare with daily brushing and flossing as well as routine dental cleanings as recommended by our periodontal team. We will also help you determine and address the cause of your gum recession so that you may best preserve your treatment results. Additional suggestions may also be recommended, such as avoiding tobacco use, preventing bruxism (clenching and grinding), and avoiding the use of oral piercing, among others.
Get Specialty Care for Receding Gums
Gum recession leaves behind oral health risks, an aging smile, and other damaging effects. As leading periodontal specialists, we are proud to offer the minimally invasive Pinhole Surgical Technique to Seattle, WA patients as the latest in advanced gum recession care. If your gums are receding and affecting your health and smile, we invite you to contact one of our periodontal offices in Redmond, Bellevue, or nearby communities and schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified periodontists.
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