Tissue Graft Vs. Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation in Phoenix
Gum recession can occur for several reasons. It can be an effect of aging that is out of your control. Or it could be due to brushing too hard, which makes delicate tissues pull away. Even grinding your teeth can cause trauma to your gums. Other common reasons for a lack of tissue are having gum disease, smoking, a misaligned bite, oral piercings, and constantly rubbing the gums with an foreign item, such as a pencil, hair pin, or fingernail.
Excess gum recession can cause sensitivity, put you at a higher risk of developing decay, and since the sight of it isn’t the most appealing, it can really affect the way your smile looks.
Luckily, there are solutions to treat gum recession. The two options are pinhole gum rejuvenation, and tissue grafting.
What Is A Tissue Graft?
A tissue graft is the traditional method used to treat gum recession. During this procedure, Phoenix our dentist will either remove a sample of healthy tissue from another area of your mouth or use some from a donor. This piece of tissue will be relocated to the area that lacks proper gum coverage and secured with sutures.
Over a period of several weeks, the transferred tissue will integrate with the recipient surface area and encourage new tissue to form. Meanwhile, the location where the sample was removed from will heal on its own.
This procedure tends to cause some discomfort and tenderness. Your diet may be restricted for several days, and you’ll likely need to take pain medication.
What Is Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation?
Pinhole gum rejuvenation is a much different procedure than traditional soft tissue grafting. Only the most skilled dentists, like Dr. Babak Behbahani, are trained to perform this non-invasive solution for gum recession.
During your gum treatment, our Phoenix dentist will make a small hole in the softest area of the gum tissue, high up, under your lip. Then he will insert a special tool into the hole and gently loosen the gum tissue while gliding it over the recessed area (like pulling a blanket or sheet down over your bed.)
This treatment is efficient, requires no cutting, grafting, or sutures, and without question gives you an easier recovery. Most patients will be back to their normal ways within 24 hours.
Before Undergoing Gum Restoration Surgery
With either one of these regenerative procedures, one thing is a must to ensure that the treatment is successful. You need to have healthy teeth and gums. To get you there, we may first have to perform a deep cleaning known as root planing and scaling, to remove any bacterial plaque and tartar buildup from underneath your gums.
Gum Rejuvenation in Phoenix
If you’ve been struggling with gum recession and want to know your options are, then come visit Dr. Behbahani at Central Valley Dentistry in Phoenix to learn more about Pinhole gum rejuvenation.
Our team will do an evaluation to determine which procedure is best for you. Don’t wait any longer, your new smile is waiting! Come see our Phoenix dentist today