Understanding Pinhole Gum Grafting

There are many unwelcome changes that can occur when you have periodontal disease. Among the most serious of those changes is tooth loss, as bacteria can attack and destroy the tissues that are supporting your teeth. You also need to be aware of the threat of gum line recession, which can hurt your appearance, interfere with your efforts to maintain healthy gums, and cause issues with dental sensitivity. While traditional gum grafting procedures require suturing and longer healing periods, you can find that our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice can provide a more patient-friendly alternative. Your pinhole gum grafting treatment relies on laser technology to minimize changes to tissues and make your recovery easier.

Problems With Periodontal Disease Can Affect You In Several Ways

When you suffer from periodontal disease, you can face several consequences. The problems include worsening damage to the tissues that support teeth, interference with your general health, and unsightly changes to your periodontal tissues. The longer you wait to address trouble with your gums, the more serious these issues can become. One of these issues, gum line recession, can make you look less attractive, it exposes more sensitive portions of your teeth, and it can hurt your ability to manage future infections. Through the use of lasers, we can make a grafting procedure more conservative, which benefits you both during and after your care.

Using The Pinhole Surgical Technique To Make Your Treatment Less Invasive

With our use of special dental lasers, we can make treatments easier. The Pinhole Surgical Technique makes it possible for us to restore your gum line without suturing. Instead, carefully-made pin-sized holes are created, which we will then use to maneuver tissues into more appropriate places. Removing the need to make sutures, and limiting the overall changes to your tissues, will help make your recovery shorter and easier.

Other Uses Of Laser Technology In Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal services that use lasers can make important treatments easier and more comfortable for our patients. Care includes services that directly target bacteria that are present below your gum line, as well as work to remove diseased gums to encourage healthy growth. We also use lasers to make jawbone grafting—a procedure you may need before you can move forward with dental implant placemen—easier for you.

Talk To Your Encinitas/San Diego, CA Periodontist About Pinhole Gum Grafting

The restoration of your gum line can be an important part of recovery from periodontal disease. It can certainly lead to the restoration of your confidence in your smile, and with laser technology, it can be done while minimizing work that affects your soft tissues. To learn more about the Pinhole Surgical Technique and its positive impact on gum grafting procedures, call Dr. Kania’s laser periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.