Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation

Chao Pinhole for Receding Gums

For many years, gum recession has been corrected with traditional surgery involving a scalpel, incision, stitches and a recovery period that can be lengthy and painful. Fortunately, the cut & stitch solution to gum recession has become obsolete thanks to the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™). Denver dentist Dr. Charles Barotz performs this noninvasive procedure to help patients with receding gums have a more attractive and healthy smile.

Why the Pinhole® Surgical Technique is Revolutionary

When performing the Pinhole Surgical Technique, Dr. Barotz, a certified Pinhole practitioner, makes a tiny pinhole in your gums. It is often the removal of healthy tissue from your palate that makes recovery painful. However, because the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™) does not necessitate tissue grafting, the procedure is far less invasive and usually results in a recovery time that is greatly reduced. In fact, many patients report feeling just fine the day after surgery, and the results show in a more attractive looking smile and improved oral health.

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Benefits of Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation:

  • Corrects gum recession in just one day
  • Treatment sessions as short as 1-2 hours
  • Minimal discomfort and swelling
  • Only two over the counter pills required to control the pain in most cases
  • Rapid healing, 24 hours in most cases
  • Can prevent tooth loss and the need for implants or dentures in some cases
  • Long lasting results
  • Smile freely and with confidence!

Dr. Barotz, a Certified Pinhole® Surgical Technique Technician, uses a needle to make a tiny pinhole in your gums. Through this hole, special instruments are inserted to gently and carefully loosen gum tissue from the underside so that it can be expanded and moved over the receded portion of your tooth. Collagen is then inserted to help rejuvenate your gum tissue. Watch the video below for a powerful demonstration of the advantages presented by the Pinhole Surgical Technique when compared with traditional grafting treatment:

The Reason for Receding Gums

Receding gums—also called gum or gingival recession—is a dental condition that raises or lowers gum tissue, thereby exposing the roots of teeth and making teeth look longer. Sensitivity and pain can result from exposed roots and your teeth may look out of proportion.

The following may all contribute to gum recession:

  • Gingivitis and periodontitis, the two stages of gum disease
  • Bruxism, or habitual teeth grinding and clenching
  • Irregular tooth alignment
  • Brushing with a hard toothbrush or failing to floss
  • Your genetics

In addition to sensitive and painful roots, recessed gums can increase the risk of tooth decay. Therefore, treating gum recession is important to maintaining your overall oral health as well as the appearance of your smile.

If you know that you have receding gums, reach out to Barotz Dental in Denver, Colorado, today and have your complimentary consultation arranged. Dr. Barotz will carefully examine your gums and provide more information about the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™).

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​​​​​​​To hear from Dr. Barotz himself on why he became certified to perform this revolutionary new procedure, click here. To see the amazing results for yourself, see the photo gallery of Pinhole success stories below.

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