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Pinhole Surgical Technique - Salem, MA

Scalpel-Free Gum Recession Treatment

The Pinhole Surgical Technique, how to correct receding gums without stitches

It’s All in the Technique

Gum recession is a gradual condition; you may not even realize you’re experiencing it until it has reached an advanced stage. Uneven gums around your teeth are one of the first signs. You may notice the perfectly arch-shaped gum tissue that normally covers the roots of your teeth has begun to disappear. The naturally yellow part of your teeth (dentin) that’s normally hidden becomes visible. There are multiple causes of gum recession, from aggressive brushing to advanced age to genetic predisposition. No matter the reason, the end results of unchecked recession are typically the same: extreme tooth sensitivity and eventual tooth destabilization and loss. This can also lead to jawbone deterioration. Fortunately, Paradise Dental Associates can help you avoid these complications if you seek treatment in time. We can reverse your gum recession with the groundbreaking Pinhole® Surgical Technique. Essentially, we just pull your existing healthy gum tissue over the recessed areas!

dr helyne hamelburg explains the pinhole procedure on american health front
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  • Dr. Helyne Hamelburg explains the Pinhole
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Advantages of the Pinhole Surgical Technique

  • Effective gum recession treatment without grafts, scalpels, or sutures
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Less bleeding and discomfort
  • Faster healing
  • Immediate visible results
  • Treatment can be completed in a single visit
  • An attention-grabbing smile with no visible roots

One Tiny Hole, One Tremendous Outcome

Gum recession has traditionally been treated with gum grafting, which means using a scalpel to take tissue from your palate, placing the tissue over the recessed area, and allowing it to heal. While effective, it’s not the best option for scalpel-phobic patients. With the minimally invasive Pinhole Surgical Technique, we use specialized dental instruments to make a tiny hole, or “pinhole,” in your gums and then reposition the tissue by pulling it down over the recession. No scalpels or sutures! As a Boston University-trained periodontist, Dr. Helyne Hamelburg is uniquely qualified to resolve all of your gum issues with exceptional outcomes right here in our Salem, MA office. Using the Pinhole Surgical Technique, she doesn’t cut your tissue, but simply moves the tissue that’s already present. This includes shaping it around the tooth to give your gums as natural an appearance as possible. The results are completely seamless!

dr hamelburg discussing pinhole surgical technique

Regain your healthy gumline and spectacular smile!

dental patient smiling after pinhole surgical technique procedure
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Office Hours

Please take note that our office may be limited to Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM as we work through capacity limitations with relation to Covid-19 restrictions

Monday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday 7:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 7:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday Closed

Forever B.
I couldn't love Paradise Dental more! High tech, new facility with super friendly staff. Cindy is my hygienist and she is just awesome. Also, there hours are perfect for people who work full time! My appointment was at 7pm last night! Who loves their dentist???? This girl
Marc C.
First Class Facility. Modern equipment. Professional service. This is what I have come to expect from Drs' Steve and Helyne and their entire staff.
Candice c.
It's the fanciest dentist I have ever been to. I really like the moisturizing heated hand treatment they offer while you're getting your teeth cleaned. They have lots of other little extras that make this place stand out above the rest. The cleaning and exam were pretty typical, but no complaints. I'm always wary of getting advice to replace fillings when they aren't bothering me, but that didn't happen.
Jeff G.
Great experience as always!!! State of the art office with a friendly and professional staff. I would not trust any other practice with my dental care.
Shelley K.
My first visit consisted of a consultation with Dr, Helyne Hamelburg whom I found to be very calm and relaxing as I am not a fan of any dental procedure. I will be having gum surgery in a few weeks and am actually not fearing the procedure which I have been putting off for years. Office is certainly state of the art which I had never experienced anything like it. Glad she was recommended to me by another Doctor who knew she would be a good fit for me.
John C.
The providers, hygienists, the entire staff are wonderful. I can't recommend them enough. They are efficient, courteous, and the office is inviting. I never thought I would say this about a dental office, but I get relaxed there. You get treated like your the only patient they have.
Jessica O.
Amazing! Accommodating! you can express your fears and they will help you avoid/overcome them! Would recommend them to everyone! oh! and the best part, they have all the state of the art equipment to make the visit fast, painless and less frequent appointments!
Barbara G.
The Dr.'s are professional and are well educated on the newest, cutting edge dental techniques. My whole family benefits from their expertise!
Paul M.
Always a great experience! Everyone is nice and friendly and make the visit very pleasant. They are always very professional and provide superb dental care.

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