Lethbridge Dental Surgical Suites offers Pinhole® Surgical Technique, also known as Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation ™ it is a scalpel-free, suture-free, graft-free, minimally invasive technique for correcting gum recession and saving teeth. The procedure begins with a small hole made by a needle, specially designed instruments are then used to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no cutting or stitching, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). Gum recession is the process in which the margin of the gum tissue that protects the teeth wears away, or pulls back, exposing the root of the tooth. When gum recession occurs, “pockets” or gaps form between the teeth and gum line, therefore, making it easy for disease causing bacteria to build up and destroy teeth. If left untreated, the supporting tissue and bone structures of the teeth can be severely damaged and may result in tooth loss and even serious health consequences. Do not ignore gum recession! Early detection and treatment is essential to maintaining overall health and saving teeth. Give us a call today to book your FREE consultation at 1-800-522-8053.