Our SLO Smiles team is proud to announce that there’s a new Pinhole pro in town! Congratulations to our very own Dr. Ian Leopold, who is now a Pinhole certified dentist.
For those who are unfamiliar with this innovative technique, let’s break it down.
Gum recession. It’s all too common, and a surefire sign of oral health issues like periodontal disease. Folks experiencing gum recession often face tooth sensitivity and gum pain. Once they recede, gums will never grow back, so it’s important to treat this oral health issue early.
Here’s where the Pinhole technique comes in. The groundbreaking Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique® is the first minimally invasive procedure to treat gum recession. Using healthy gum tissue already present in the mouth, our Pinhole certified dentists repositions the tissue through very small openings in the gums. The procedure causes little to no discomfort and requires minimal recovery time.
Have you been experiencing gum pain? Have you noticed any changes in your smile? Our friendly SLO Smiles team is here to help. To learn more about gum recession and your treatment options for gum pain, set up a consultation with Dr. Ian Leopold online today or call our friendly dentist office in San Luis Obispo at (805) 541-0550.