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Advanced Dental Surgery Technique Makes Patients Smile!

dr. richard k whalen
Richard K. Whalen, D.D.S.

Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation® enhances health

Receding gums is a common dental problem. “Caring for receding gums is a key to good dental health,” says Richard K. Whalen, DDS. “Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation is an advanced dental procedure to care for receding gums and make patients smile again.”

Can and should I do anything about my receded gums?

Simply, the answer is yes! Receded gums can be the result of a number of different issues that cause the gum tissue to pull back and expose more of the tooth root.

Why do gums recede?

Gums recede for many different reasons, including periodontal disease, inadequate brushing and flossing, grinding/clenching of teeth, misaligned teeth/bite, tobacco use, hormonal changes, and lip piercings.

What would happen if I didn't do anything?

When gums recede, pockets can form between the teeth and gum line allowing bacteria to build up and cause cavities or periodontal disease. Ultimately, this can lead to loss of the tooth and other general health issues.

What are the benefits of the Pinhole procedure?

Treating receded gums with the Pinhole Surgical Technique can help prevent the problems mentioned above. And, by restoring the gums to their natural position, you can achieve a more youthful and attractive appearance, no longer being "long in the tooth!"

How is the procedure done and will it hurt?

A small hole is made and special instruments are used to go in through it and loosen the gum tissue and gently guide it back in to position. Collagen strips hold it in place. No scalpels, no stitches! As a result, there are far fewer post-operative symptoms such as pain, swelling, and bleeding.

You can learn more about it on YouTube. The technique has been featured on the television show The Doctors, as well as on NBC and ABC.

At Dental Design Studio, Dr. Richard K. Whalen and his team customize every patient’s treatment plan to eliminate inflammation and keep your smile as well as your overall well-being in optimal shape. There is no cookie-cutter approach, but a plan that may include the use of a laser, localized delivery of antibiotics, special toothpaste, and more.

Dental Design Studio
46 Fox St., #3
(845) 452-7653

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