Pinhole Gum Grafting, also known as the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, offers a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum grafting procedures. Unlike conventional methods that involve taking tissue from another area of the mouth and suturing it in place, Pinhole Gum Grafting uses a less invasive approach.
During the procedure, Dr. Matheson creates a small pinhole-sized incision in the gum tissue near the affected area. Through this tiny opening, specialized instruments are used to gently reposition the gum tissue and cover the exposed roots. Collagen strips may be placed to stabilize the gums and encourage proper healing. The technique allows for the precise and efficient treatment of multiple areas in a single visit, minimizing discomfort and downtime.
The benefits of Pinhole Gum Grafting are numerous. First and foremost, the procedure is minimally invasive, requiring no incisions or sutures. This means less post-operative pain, swelling, and bleeding, as well as a faster recovery compared to traditional grafting methods. Additionally, Pinhole Gum Grafting produces immediate results, with a visibly improved gumline and a more aesthetically pleasing smile. The technique also preserves the existing gum tissue, making it an excellent option for patients with limited donor tissue or who prefer a less invasive approach.
If you are experiencing gum recession or would like to explore your options for enhancing your smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Matheson at Halifax Periodontics & Implants.