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Escondido dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, was trained by Dr. John Chao, the inventor of the Pinhole Gum Grafting technique. Dr. Kerbs follows Dr. Chao’s techniques to get successful, healthy results for his patients. Gum recession affects so many people and before this amazing gum grafting technique, there was not a solution that involved no cutting, no sutures, and less post-operative pain for the patient. Now, with Dr. Chao’s Pinhole Gum Grafting Technique, Dr. Kerbs is able to provide a healthy gumline with a better experience for his patients. The Pinhole gum grafting technique covers up the recessed gumline. Recession exposes the root structure which can cause sensitivity, pain, infection, loss of the tooth, and future more expensive restorative procedures.

Escondido Gum Rejuvenation

What is gum recession?

Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. This can occur as a result of periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis), traumatic occlusion (grinding and clenching), or abrasive habits when it comes to brushing the teeth.

Why should gum recession be taken seriously?

When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. This means that tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth along the gumline and beneath it. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness.

What is Pinhole Gum Grafting?

Pinhole gum grafting is a minimally invasive option for treatment gum recession. Unlike traditional gum grafting techniques, the pinhole gum grafting technique is incision and suture free. No cutting of the gums, no stitches, less post-op pain.

How does the Pinhole Gum Grafting Technique differ from traditional gum grafting techniques?

Traditional gum grafting techniques involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts to re-build the gumline. This donor or graft tissue would then be sutured in place to join the existing tissue as it heals.

While this traditional grafting technique is effective, comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved with the Pinhole Gum Grafting Technique.

How is the Pinhole Gum Grafting Preformed?

During the Pinhole procedure a small hole is made in the existing gum tissue. Through this small pinhole, special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue. These special instruments help expand and slide the gumline to cover the exposed root structure.

The Pinole Gum Grafting Technique does not require gum grafts, sutures or incisions. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.

What are the benefits of the Pinhole Gum Grafting Technique?

  • less discomfort for the patient after treatment
  • faster recovery for the patient than traditional grafting techniques
  • no need for uncomfortable sutures
  • no need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools
  • no need to take donor gum tissue from the patients palate
  • excellent, natural looking, long lasting results

If you have any questions regarding the Pinhole Gum Grafting Technique and how we can restore your gumline back to it’s original, youthful level, please call our Escondido Dental Office today at 760-746-3663. Dr. Kerbs’ knowledgable team is ready to assist you with all of your questions and help you find out if Pinhole Gum Grafting is the right choice for your receding gums.

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