Gum Surgery in Calgary

Pinhole gum surgery, is a type of pedicle gum surgery and is an option when faced with gum surgery and periodontal treatments. It is an incision-free, suture-free way of treating gum recession. Through a small hole (pinhole) made by a point, Dr. Stringham, a general dentist in Calgary, uses instruments to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no incision, grafting or suturing, patients can expect few post-operative symptoms like pain, swelling and or bleeding. Dr. Stringham in Calgary performs this gum recession surgery. It is  accomplished in a short amount of time and the patient can return to normal activities usually on the same day.

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Are You A Candidate For Gum Surgery with Heart?

Dr. Stringham in Calgary is a general dentist with training and experience using pinhole gum surgery options to nurture the health of previously receded gum areas. We are a dental health provider that takes care of our existing patients AND new patients that are considering PST. You can request a consultation with Dr. Stringham for this surgery even if you are not a regular patient. This form of surgery may be less invasive than other types of gum recession surgery and may cost less than standard grafting surgery. Please note that not all people are candidates for the PST solution to gum surgery. This evaluation is done by Dr. Kent Stringham, a general dentist in Calgary, as he examines your gums for their rejuvenating health opportunities.

What Should You Do Next?

If you think the pinhole gum surgery might be an alternative to periodontal gum grafting surgery, feel free to call us during business hours and schedule a consultation or send us an EMAIL at A short consultation with Dr. Kent Stringham and his team will enable you to make an informed decision. During the consultation, we can also show you our before and after photos from other patients that have undergone this treatment and we can answer any questions you may have in great detail. Please feel free to learn more about pinhole surgery and gum surgery by searching on Google or You tube.

What is gum recession?
Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gum-line. This can occur as a result of periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontist, advanced periodontist), the natural aging process, or abrasive habits when it comes to brushing the teeth.

Why should gum recession be taken seriously?
When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. This means that tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth along the gumline and beneath it. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness.

What is Pinhole Gum Surgery?
Pinhole surgery is an option for treating gum recession. Unlike other traditional grafting techniques, this approach is incision, grafting and suture free.

How does pinhole gum surgery differ from traditional gum grafting?
Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed. While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results with a pleasing patient experience can be achieved through the pinhole gum recession surgery.

How is this type of gum surgery performed?
During  pinhole surgery, a needle is used to make a small hole in the patients’ existing gum tissue. Through this pinhole, instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue. These tools help expand and slide the gum line to cover the exposed root structure. There are no grafts, no sutures, and no incisions needed with the pinhole surgical method. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue. This gum surgery option is performed in Calgary by general dentist, Dr. Kent Stringham at Riverbend Dental Health.

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403 236 7616
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