Pinhole Surgery Dubai
What is Gum Disease?
Healthy gums are attached to the tooth firmly covering the roots of the teeth. Gum recession is a condition where your gums pull away and shrink exposing the underlying root surface of your teeth causing them to start appearing longer than before. Receding gums may be a sign of gum disease also called periodontitis. Some of the common signs of gum recession include tooth sensitivity, loose teeth, gaps appearing between the teeth which were not there before, “longer” appearing teeth and possibly red and inflamed gums. Identifying and treating your gum recession is important as it can pose a threat of losing the tooth over time. It poses both aesthetic and functional challenges.
The most common causes for gum recession are gum infection (Periodontitis), aggressive brushing, injury/trauma, ill fitting dentures or other oral or dental appliances.
What is Pinhole Surgical Treatment (PST)?
The Pinhole surgical technique (PST) is a minimally invasive treatment modality for gum recession. A tiny pinhole is made in the existing gums and the gums are gently released to cover the exposed root surface and achieve a new more esthetic gum line. The gum tissue is held in position by collagen strips till the gums heal and stabilize. Unlike traditional techniques, its suture free, incision free and graft free and hence has a shorter recovery time and minimal pain and discomfort.
Advantage of Pinhole Surgery Treatment
- It is less invasive than the traditional gum grafting technique.
- No need for scalpels and sutures.
- Less bleeding during treatment
- Low risk of complications
- Fast recovery times
- Minimal discomfort during the healing
- Excellent results post-treatment
- Multiple areas can be treated at once
If you would like to know if pinhole surgery would be right for you we would be happy to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Dipti Sanghavi, one of the Middle-Easts’ first CERTIFIED Pin-hole expert.
Our Pinhole expert
Dr. Dipti Sangavi – a dentist in Dubai, is one of the first pinhole certified dentists in the entire Middle East region and has done multiple cases with great success. She has vast expertise in the evaluation and diagnosis of gum diseases, with extensive experience in prevention and comprehensive non-surgical procedures and surgical gum treatment – including flap surgeries, frenectomies, Connective tissue grafting, and free gingival grafting.