Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
Pinhole rejuvenation is a treatment we can perform to encourage healthy tissue growth when soft gum tissue has been lost. Keeping and maintaining your natural teeth is best whenever possible, having healthy gum tissue is an important aspect to keeping your teeth solidly in place. Our team at Pacific Modern Dentistry can provide the tips, tools and services to help you achieve stronger, healthier gums, which may include treatments such as pinhole rejuvenation.
Gum disease is a commonly discussed problem in many adult patients. Many have heard the terms associated with it, such as periodontal disease, gingivitis, tartar and more, what is less discussed is the damage it can cause. Patients who suffer from continual or persistent gum disease, known as chronic periodontitis, can have damage to their soft tissue and bone occur. Soft tissue damage can be seen through gum recession, meaning the tissue pulls away from the bacterial infection while simultaneously pulling away from your teeth.
Plaque and tartar naturally settle on and along the rim of our teeth. Ideally, we brush it away twice a day removing the plaque which is filled with decay causing bacteria. When we don’t remove it, or just miss it, the plaque has an opportunity to slip between the teeth and gums along with the bacteria. Our gum tissue is unequipped to fight the bacteria, so it will display symptoms of infection and then pull away from the source that is causing the infection, also pulling away from the tooth. We don’t want this to happen, it leads to tooth loss and is the number one reason for tooth loss in adults.
What is Pinhole Rejuvenation?
Pinhole rejuvenation is a minimally invasive treatment designed to encourage healthy tissue growth. In many cases, this treatment can be used instead of traditional grafting and has a high rate of success.
Patients like this rejuvenating treatment because:
We can restore the health of your teeth and gums using both restorative techniques and cosmetic dentistry advantages. Our team can help you achieve the beautiful smile you deserve. For more information, contact our Seattle office at (206)284-4505.