Pinhole Gum RejuvenationAn Overview
Gum recession is when the gum tissue surrounding your teeth slowly begins to wear away or pull back resulting in the tooth root being exposed. Receding gums is a common issue for many patients. There are a number of causes and it does not always result from poor oral hygiene. It can be caused by hormonal changes, aggressive brushing, teeth clenching or grinding, or injury to the gums. Most often though, receding gums is caused by periodontal disease. The good news is we can treat it with a new, minimally invasive procedure.
Dr. Raj Upadya is proud to be one of the first dentists in New Jersey to offer an innovative, minimally invasive treatment to repair receding gums. This new procedure, known as Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation or Lunchtime Gumlift™, was developed by Dr. John Chao of Alhambra, CA. What makes the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ so revolutionary is that it treats gum recession without incisions or sutures.
This revolutionary procedure is completed in our East Hanover office in about an hour, under local anesthesia and with practically no downtime. Since no cutting or stitching is necessary, you can expect very little post-operative symptoms like bleeding, swelling or pain. The best part is, the results can be seen immediately.
What is Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation?
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation is a patented, minimally invasive, microsurgical procedure for treating receding gums and a wonderful alternative to traditional gum grafting.
Using a special tool, Dr. Upadya is able to gently reshape the gums without cutting or suturing and patients can leave our office with minimal discomfort and the ability to return to their normal routine almost immediately. Minor swelling, redness, and tenderness is common and can be managed with an over the counter pain medication. You can return to light, normal activities about 48 hours after the procedure.