Is pinhole gum surgery worth it?
Since the blood supply is not cut during the procedure, patients heal at a much faster rate than grafting or coronal flap surgeries. Mean level of patient esthetic satisfaction is 95.1% which makes this a procedure worth recommending. Class I or II root defects result in 100% root coverage 81.2% of the time.
How long does pinhole gum surgery take to heal?
Recovery after pinhole gum surgery will typically only take one day. With no incisions made during this gum recession treatment method, the holes in your gums heal reasonably quickly. Patients express feeling minimal-to-no discomfort following the procedure.
What happens after pinhole gum surgery?
Unlike gum grafting, which can take 3-4 weeks to recover, there is little to no downtime following the Pinhole procedure. Patients may experience some sensitivity, but they typically feel comfortable enough to resume normal eating by that same evening.
Does pin hole gum surgery work?
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is much less invasive as there is no tissue removal from the palate, no sutures and no incisions and thus the pain afterwards is relatively minimal. PST has been clinically proven to be effective long-term and has many years of successful results behind it.
Who is a candidate for pinhole gum surgery?
You may be a good candidate for the Pinhole Surgical Technique if: You are bothered by the appearance of receding gums. You have significant tooth sensitivity due to gum recession. You do not have periodontal disease (gum disease)
How much does pinhole gum surgery cost?
The cost of pinhole gum surgery can range anywhere from $2500 to $5,000 per jaw. The average cost is around $3,000. Where the cost falls within that range for one patient depends on a few different factors. It is difficult to say how much the procedure will cost without a consultation.
How long does pinhole technique last?
How long does pinhole surgery last? The amount of time your surgery takes depends on the number of teeth that need treatment. For most patients, surgery is complete in about two hours, but two treatments may be needed.
How painful is pinhole surgery?
The procedure should be pain free. The procedure itself is non-invasive, and requires no suturing, so there should be only mild discomfort afterward.
What can I eat after pinhole gum surgery?
Eggs, custard, yogurt, pasta, steamed vegetables, casseroles, cooked cereals are some things that you might consider eating during the first few days following your surgery. Avoid use of straws for at least one week. Avoid spicy, salty, acidic, crunchy, sticky or very hot foods or liquids.
Is pinhole gum surgery permanent?
How long will the repairs last? The Pinhole Technique is a permanent gum line correction. Although aging, genetics and over-brushing of the gum line are known to be factors in a receding gum line.
Can I brush my teeth after pinhole surgery?
You may brush and floss the other areas of your mouth (including your tongue) as you normally would beginning the day after surgery, but again, for 2 days after surgery NO chipmunk cheeks when you rinse. AFTER 2 days you may begin a regular rinsing technique.
How long does swelling last after pinhole gum surgery?
It is common to experience some swelling or tenderness in the gums for the first 24 hours after visiting our office. Since there is no need for a tissue graft, many patients experience an incredibly quick recovery – it only takes about a day for the pinholes created during this gum treatment to heal.