Pinhole Surgical technique in Tucson, AZ

Pinhole Surgical Technique: A Minimally Invasive Solution for Gum Recession

Oral health is crucial for well-being, and gum recession is a common issue where gum tissue wears away, exposing the tooth root. Fortunately, the innovative Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) has been introduced as a treatment for gum recession.

  • fi rs angle small right Pinhole Surgical Technique Long-lasting Solution: Repositioned gum tissue in PST is stabilized with collagen strips, promoting new connective tissue formation for long-term gumline stability and reduced risk of future recession.
  • fi rs angle small right Pinhole Surgical Technique Natural-looking Results: Pinhole Surgical Technique enhances gum and smile appearance naturally by repositioning tissue for a harmonious gumline, without altering aesthetics or needing grafts.
  • fi rs angle small right Pinhole Surgical Technique Minimally Invasive: The Pinhole Surgical Technique involves no incisions or sutures. It is performed through a small pinhole, minimizing gum trauma and post-treatment discomfort.
  • What is Pinhole Surgical Technique?

    Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) is a minimally invasive dental procedure specifically designed for treating gum recession.

    Serving as an alternative to traditional gum grafting methods, PST involves creating a small pinhole incision in the gum tissue above the affected area.

    Through this opening, specialized instruments are used to gently reposition the gum tissue, effectively covering the exposed tooth roots and enhancing the overall appearance of the gumline.

    Notably, PST offers advantages like minimal discomfort, quick recovery, and natural-looking results without extensive incisions or sutures.

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    Understanding Gum Recession

    Gum recession is a condition in which the margin of the gum tissue surrounding the teeth wears away or pulls back, exposing the tooth roots.


    It can be caused by a variety of factors, including aggressive brushing, periodontal disease, hormonal changes, genetics, tobacco use, and even teeth grinding.


    Common symptoms of gum recession include tooth sensitivity, longer-looking teeth, tooth root exposure, and changes in tooth alignment.


    Traditional Gum Recession Treatments

    In the past, gum recession was typically addressed through invasive methods like gum grafting, which involved removing tissue from the roof of the mouth or other areas to cover the exposed tooth roots.

    However, this surgical procedure necessitated multiple appointments, sutures, and a lengthier recovery period.

    In contrast, the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) offers a minimally invasive alternative for treating gum recession, providing effective results with reduced discomfort and faster healing.

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    The Procedure

    The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) involves creating a small pinhole-sized incision in the gum tissue above the area affected by gum recession.

    Delicate specialized instruments are then used to insert through this tiny opening, allowing for gentle repositioning of the gum tissue.

    By skillfully manipulating the gums, the tissue is shifted to cover the exposed tooth roots, resulting in the restoration of both aesthetic appeal and functional integrity to the gumline.

    This innovative technique offers a minimally invasive approach, minimizing trauma to the gums and reducing post-operative discomfort.

    With the Pinhole Surgical Technique, patients can achieve a more natural-looking smile and improved oral health without the need for extensive incisions or sutures.

    advantages of the Pinhole Surgical Technique

    It is important to note that the suitability of PST as a treatment option may vary for each individual. Consulting with a qualified dental professional is the right choice for addressing your specific gum recession concerns.

    Here are some key advantages of the Pinhole Surgical Technique:

    Faster Recovery

    Compared to traditional gum grafting procedures, PST offers a quicker recovery time. Since it involves minimal trauma to the tissues, patients often experience less post-operative pain and swelling, allowing them to resume their normal activities sooner.

    Multiple Teeth Treatment:

    One of the significant advantages of the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) is its ability to address gum recession in multiple teeth during a single session. This remarkable efficiency reduces the need for multiple appointments, saving valuable time and effort for the patient.

    Preservation of Healthy Gum Tissue

    Unlike traditional gum grafting techniques that require donor tissue, PST preserves the existing gum tissue and avoids the need for grafts. This approach helps to maintain the natural contours and characteristics of the patient’s gums.

    Reduced Discomfort During the Procedure

    PST is generally well-tolerated by patients, resulting in minimal discomfort during the treatment. The use of specialized instruments and techniques minimizes tissue trauma, making the procedure more comfortable for the patient.

    Revolutionizing Gum Recession Treatment

    The Pinhole Surgical Technique offers a minimally invasive and effective solution for treating gum recession.

    With its numerous advantages over traditional gum grafting, PST has revolutionized the way dental professionals address gum recession.

    If you are experiencing gum recession and seeking a non-invasive treatment option, consult with a qualified periodontist or dentist experienced in the Pinhole Surgical Technique to determine if this innovative procedure is suitable for you.

    Remember, a healthy and beautiful smile starts with healthy gums.

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    Dr. Badie was born and raised abroad but moved to the United States when he was just 19 years old to attend college and earn his dental degree. Dr. Badie completed his undergraduate degree in biology at a California State University before receiving his doctor of dental surgery (DDS) degree at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

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    2 years ago
    I am so so excited to get my teeth fixed this is the best dentist office in Tucson hands down there so nice, not judgemental, And do spectacular work. Rachel is so amazing and so awesome she has been nothing but helpful and a delight to deal with. Everything about this experience getting my teeth fixed so far has been perfect now that I found this dentist office. While Most of the other places I had gone were unwilling to actually help me and were very judge mental of me because of my situation and needing to get my entire mouth restored after using drugs for 20 years, even after getting clean and saving up money I was still treated with such disrespect it was like disgusting and I am so grateful for Rachel and Dr. Badie & their team For being so compassionate and professional and fur doing all that they can to help me thank you guys so much you’re so amazing I hope that other people find & choose you so that you can help them too! I will forever be grateful to you guys And I’m so blessed to have found you thank you
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    2 years ago
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    Richard Nordenberg
    2 years ago
    I’ve had a few good Dentists over many years but Dr. Badie’s office is by far the best and most pleasant to visit. Hard decisions are easier to make with their advice and council that can be trusted. He and his entire staff could not be better trained and professional in their work and office manner. It may sound a bit much but this is true, both my wife and I look forward to our appointments as the pleasant experiences they are. There should be 6 stars….Make that 7!
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    2 years ago
    I received excellent dental care from Dr. Badie and his very friendly and efficient assistant Diane. Dr. Badie is very competent, detailed, compassionate, and thoroughly explains recommended treatment. His staff made me feel comfortable and welcome. Wonderful experience, highly recommended!
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    2 years ago
    I can’t say enough about Dr. Badie and his team. Samantha is the first person to see when you walk in the door, she’s warm and very comforting. She explains everything you need to know regarding your insurance and also the procedures. Angelica is the lead assistant she’s kept me informed as to what will be done as far as the procedure during my dental appointment. She was also very comforting and knowledgeable. Dr. Badie made me feel extremely at ease. I’ve never been to a dentist office where everyone made me feel so welcome and comfortable. Going to the dentist is definitely not somewhere you want to go but with Dr Badie he made all my worries go away. My teeth need a lot of work and he assured me he can make my teeth look amazing again. There’s no words to describe how blessed I am to be seen by Dr. Badie. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! I would definitely recommend this place!! 💓
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    Sabastian Rodriguez
    2 years ago
    Today I went in for my first check up.The whole staff was amazing. Dentist Badie really does care. He took his time with me to develop a plan with my teeth. I felt such a relief when he said that my teeth can be saved. Now myself I do not have insurance but the way they broke everything down made it super affordable for me. This place Is definitely worth it.

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