Gum recession due to gum disease is a common periodontal issue. When the gum tissue pulls away from the teeth, this leaves more of the tooth - and potentially the root - exposed. Another effect of gum recession is gaps between teeth and gum line, creating areas susceptible to a buildup of bacteria and plaque, making the patient more susceptible to decay, gum disease and ultimately, tooth loss.
The traditional methods of gum recession repair can be invasive and uncomfortable. In this typical treatment, tissue grafts - usually from the roof of the patient’s mouth - are surgically removed and then placed and connected to existing tissues to encourage the growth of the new tissue.
The great news is that at Dalton Dental, we use pinhole gum grafting. This revolutionary treatment is non-invasive and does not involve the use of scalpels or sutures. Gum tissue does not need to be cut from the roof of the mouth or sutured over the area of recession as with conventional gum grafts.
First, small pinholes are made in the gum tissue. Special instruments are then gently passed through the holes to loosen the gum tissue. Your gum tissue is then repositioned, collagen is passed through the pinholes to hold the newly positioned tissue in place during the healing process.
The recovery time is much shorter, and patients experience far less discomfort. Some swelling is normal, but overall, the pain is mild, and there are no stitches or cutting. Best of all, the results of this type of treatment are visible immediately after the procedure is complete.
Since each case is unique, the cost of all periodontal treatments vary. To learn more about costs and to determine if this treatment is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dalton today.
Smile with confidence again! Call Dalton Dental at (813) 291-3580 today. Dr. Dalton, a board certified periodontist, and her professional dental team offer comprehensive gum disease treatment in Tampa, Florida to help all our patients enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles. We invite you to enjoy our state-of-the-art office and relaxing spa services during your next visit!