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Pinhole Surgical Technique in Miami, FL
Pinhole surgery has been used successfully for over 100 years and is performed by Dr. John Paul Gallardo, DDS, PA in Miami, FL. The non-invasive technique is virtually pain-free, heals quickly, and in just minutes, can result in strong, beautiful gums.
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Pinhole Surgical Technique Benefits
Pinhole Surgical Technique™
Do you want to get rid of bad breath due a bad health care? Most patients who get implants end up with bad oral hygiene because they aren’t used to brushing around the implant. This causes gum disease and bone loss around the implant. There are many techniques available for removing plaque from teeth. But most of these require expensive equipment and/or training. And even with the best technique, you may not see any improvement until months later. But thanks to this technology called Pinhole surgery, you can remove plaque from your teeth in just minutes. It works by creating tiny holes in your gums where bacteria cannot survive.
What is Gum Recession?
The term gum recession refers to a condition of slow, shrinking of gum tissue. This can occur as a result of gum disease, including gingivitis or periodontitis, as well the natural aging process. Abrasive brushing habits can also cause gum recession.
Over time, gum recession may expose the root structures of the teeth. This can result in tooth decay and pain along the gumline. In extreme cases, the teeth may even become loose. Therefore, treatment of gum recession is imperative for a healthy mouth.
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What is Traditional Gum Grafting?
Gum grafting was once considered the ‘go-to’ procedure in the treatment of a receding gumline. This traditional technique takes small pieces of tissue, removed from the roof of the mouth, and sutures them onto the receding gumline. Only one to two teeth can be corrected at a time, and each grafting session can last more than two hours. Grafts take around three weeks to heal and can hold a high risk for complications, such as infection.
Details about The Pinhole Surgical Technique™
The Pinhole Surgical Technique is a cutting-edge procedure that allows for the treatment of gum recession without surgery. Invented by world-renowned dentist, Dr. John Chao, the Pinhole technique™ avoids grafting by placing several tiny holes directly in the gums. Through these, the dentist is able to shift the natural gumline downward. The results of the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ are immediate and dramatic.
Benefits of the Pinhole Surgical Technique™:
- Less patient discomfort
- Faster recovery
- Natural looking results
- Long-lasting benefits
- No scalpels or invasive tools used
- No need for sutures
- Donor tissue unnecessary
- Little risk for complications
- Fixing black triangle teeth
- The cost of pinhole gum surgery is about the same as traditional gum grafting
Who is the ideal Candidate for the Pinhole Surgical Technique™
PINHOLE SURGICAL TECHNIQUE™
Anyone experiencing receding gums may benefit from the Pinhole Surgical Technique™. At the initial examination, Dr. Gallardo will perform a physical evaluation of the gums and teeth, as well as order any necessary x-rays. At this time, it will be determined if the Pinhole Surgical Technique is right for the individual situation.
How is the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ performed?
Dr. Gallardo performs the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ in their state-of-the-art Miami office. The procedure takes between 30-60 minutes to complete, and is performed with a local anesthetic. Between 10-14 teeth can be addressed during each session. To begin, a very small needle is used to make several pin-sized holes in the medial gumline. Through these holes, a specialized instrument is used to gently loosen the gum tissue. The gumline is carefully stretched, sliding downward to cover the exposed roots. Collagen strips are passed through the pinholes to keep the gum tissue in place.
Complications of Root Canal Treated Teeth
Recovery from the Pinhole Surgical Technique™
No downtime is required after the Pinhole procedure. Work and school can be resumed the same day. Since there are no incisions, bleeding and swelling are rare. Patients should expect temporary gum sensitivity, although this will quickly dissipate. The technique is not considered painful, and any discomfort is fleeting. A normal dinner may be eaten that night. Best of all, patients will immediately see the benefits from their Pinhole procedure.
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Why Choose Dr. Gallardo
- Dr. Gallardo has 30 years of experience offering dental implants and specialized periodontics to patients throughout South Florida.
- Dr. Gallardo is a graduate from the University of Miami and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry.
- Accepted into the V.A. Medical Center General Practice Residency Program of the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs where he was honored with the “Outstanding Resident of the Year” Award.
- He has lectured nationally and internationally to dentists and hygienists and has been sponsored by companies such as Procter and Gamble to speak on clinical topics related to gum disease and implant dentistry.
- Dr. Gallardo remains a leader in periodontics and implant dentistry through his active and past involvement with University of Florida, Florida Association of Periodontists and North American Society of Periodontists.
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If you live near Miami, FL, Gallardo Periodontics and Implant Dentistry offers pinhole surgical technique among its services, and is conveniently located at 2020 SW 27th Ave Miami, FL 33145