Treating gum recession with surgical grafting is a procedure that involves cutting out a piece of the palate and stitching it in the area of recession once that area has been surgically prepared. This particular technique for treating gum recession has evolved significantly, but despite these advancements, it is still a procedure that would leave my patients in significant post-operative pain for weeks. Recently, I personally ended up with a severe case of gum recession due to some trauma to my gums. I had heard of the Pinhole Surgical Technique but assumed it would not be sufficient for treating my severe problem.
So I went ahead and proceeded with the traditional cut and stitch gum grafting. In the end, my surgeon performed the operation beautifully, but despite her superb skill and technique, the treatment still left me in agony for over two weeks due to the nasty nature of the procedure. That said, my interest in Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation peaked as I started to wonder if I could’ve been spared this awful experience. After reviewing the literature and attending a webinar, it became evident that I truly could have spared myself this pain and misery if only I had elected the Pinhole Surgical Technique to treat my gum recession. At that point, I immediately made reservations for the next certification seminar so that I could present my patients with this miraculous treatment option. After days of intense training at the Pinhole Surgical Academy in California, I am now certified to perform this amazing procedure.
I am elated to be able to offer this new, revolutionary, quick and easy procedure to the people of Denver and surrounding communities. There are many cases of gum recession that, in the past, I would not have recommended getting corrected because of the pain and suffering involved. The amazing thing about the Pinhole Technique is that patients tend to feel just fine the very next day. At this point in time, thanks to the Pinhole Surgical Technique, I am less reticent to recommend proceeding with gum recession treatment because it can be handled with so much less discomfort and yet still provide superior results.
At Barotz Dental in downtown Denver, Colorado, we are concerned with more than just your overall and oral health. We are concerned about you as a person, your feelings, concerns and emotions. While the gum grafting surgery has served its purpose in the past, it did not allow us to treat complex gum recession problems in the comfortable manner that patients have come to expect at Barotz Dental. This is why I am so excited about the Pinhole Technique, as it has enhanced our ability to provide Total Dental Solutions in the least invasive, most modern way possible.
-Charles S. Barotz, D.D.S.