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Pinehole Gum Treatment

January 22, 2020
Dr. Dimitrios Vareldzis


You probably knew for a while there was something not quite right with your gums: they’re puffy, they’re painful, they bleed too easily. Now in the office, it’s confirmed: you have some form of periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss in the U.S. It’s a type of infection that can progress destructively, often unnoticed, just like undiagnosed hypertension or diabetes.

Halting the disease could require surgery to cut away the infected portion of your gums. But what if a technology existed that permitted a dentist to provide care in a more predictably successful way, and without cutting or stitches?

That option exists today—in the form of the pinhole gum technique.

Fast, Safe, Effective

Use of a the pinhole gum technique in treating periodontal disease is extremely safe. The healing is much more rapid than with conventional gum surgery; there are no dressings to wear or even any open wounds. There is very little or no downtime required. There is virtually no pain or bleeding and there is instant transformation of the defective gum line.

But patients hopeful of halting the spread of periodontal disease see it more as a high-tech magic wand that solves the problem without cutting or sutures.

Periodontal disease is never fun, but now we have tools to treat it virtually painlessly. This treatment lets us provide gentle gum treatment and is definitely not to be feared. And the results speak for themselves!