How much does pinhole gum surgery cost?
The cost of pinhole gum surgery can range anywhere from $2500 to $5,000 per jaw. The average cost is around $3,000. Where the cost falls within that range for one patient depends on a few different factors. It is difficult to say how much the procedure will cost without a consultation.
How much does flap surgery cost?
This procedure typically costs between $1000 and $3000 without insurance. After surgery, you may experience swelling for about 24 to 48 hours.
How successful is pinhole gum surgery?
While there is some risk involved in undergoing any procedure, the Pinhole Surgical Technique has an extremely high success rate of over 90%. This is an equivalent success rate compared to the traditional gum grafting method.
Who is a candidate for pinhole surgery?
The number one candidate for the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is anyone who has receding gums. Receding gums are common in patients and can be caused by several factors. This includes aging, abrasive brushing, or from periodontal diseases such as periodontitis, gingivitis or advanced periodontitis.
Who is not a candidate for pinhole gum surgery?
What are contraindications for PST? Contraindications for PST include non-compliant homecare, less than 2-3mm attached gingiva, compromised immune system, smoker, teeth grinding or malocclusion, rampant active decay or periodontal disease, and/or class 5 restorations.
Is pinhole gum surgery permanent?
How long will the repairs last? The Pinhole Technique is a permanent gum line correction. Although aging, genetics and over-brushing of the gum line are known to be factors in a receding gum line.
Is periodontal flap surgery painful?
Most patients experience some discomfort after a flap procedure. Depending on your needs, we may prescribe pain medication or recommend over-the-counter medicine. It is important to relax after surgery, as strenuous activity may cause the treated area to bleed.
How long does it take to recover from gum surgery?
Gum grafting recovery Healing usually is quick. Most patients are fully healed in just one to two weeks. Most people do return to work the day after their procedure though. After gum grafting, your teeth may feel more sensitive than usual.
How painful is pinhole gum surgery?
Will the Procedure Hurt? Our dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area he will treat. The procedure should be pain free. The procedure itself is non-invasive, and requires no suturing, so there should be only mild discomfort afterward.
How long does pinhole gum surgery take?
It takes approximately 10-20 minutes to treat the tissue for a single tooth, and typically the entire procedure can be completed in about one to two hours.
How long is recovery from periodontal surgery?
You can expect your gums to take up to two weeks to heal fully, so during this time it’s crucial that you follow your doctor’s directions. You’ll be able to go home after the procedure, but depending on the type of anesthetic your periodontist uses, you may need to have someone drive you home.
Do gums grow back after flap surgery?
Because we also have to contour the bone underneath your gums, the results are long-term, and the gum tissue will not grow back. However, to keep your mouth healthy, you should maintain good oral care.