FAQs

What is gum tissue recession?

Gum tissue recession, otherwise referred to as gingival recession or receding gums occurs when the roots of the teeth are exposed. It occurs when the gum tissue has slipped away from around the crowns of the teeth and can occur on one or more teeth in the mouth. Although gum recession can be caused by many factors, it is most often a sign of periodontal disease. Gum recession can occur in anyone of any age, and tends to get worse over a person’s lifetime.

Does Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ re-cover exposed roots?

Yes! Gum grafting repairs gingival recession or exposed roots by carefully and comfortably slipping the gums over the exposed roots. Newport News dentist, Dr. Lisa Marie Samaha, works with patients in the Williamsburg, VA, and Hampton Roads area to perform the gentle Pinhole Receding Gums Treatment™ and makes sure they know how to keep the gums from receding again.

Patient from Newport News who used the pinhole gum rejuvenation technique to fix her gingival recession.

Does the Pinhole Receding Gums Treatment™ hurt?

The Pinhole Receding Gums Treatment™ is remarkably painless, especially compared to traditional gum grafting techniques. If you suffer from receding gums, the treatment for exposed roots is comfortable, easier and more effective than you may have ever thought possible.

How long does the treatment take?

In the time it used to take with gum grafting, one to two hours per tooth, Dr. Samaha can perform the Pinhole Gum Recession Technique on up to 14 teeth because this treatment for exposed roots only takes about 10-20 minutes per tooth! The time saved with this new procedure is really astounding. Better yet, the results are as predictable as the more aggressive forms of gum grafting.

How long does it take to heal?

Usually one day. You will see the results immediately and can feel healed from your gingival recession in one day or less! The Pinhole Receding Gums Treatment™ is truly an amazing, quick, effective treatment for receding gums and exposed roots.

Are exposed roots really that bad?

Unfortunately, yes. Exposed roots are not only a risk to your dental health, they can be linked to periodontal (gum) disease. Gingival recession can be a sign of inflamed and weakened gums that can affect your total body health.

What causes gingival recession?

Common causes for gingival recession include brushing too hard, wear and tear, periodontal (gum) disease, teeth clenching and grinding, orthodontics, your genetic make-up, nutritional deficiencies and hormonal changes. Though some causes are more prevalent than others, gingival recession should be diagnosed and treated. Our Pinhole Receding Gums Treatment™ is one of the finest, if not the best, solution for treating receding gums.

How do patients get started?

Easy! Just call us and schedule a visit to our Newport News office serving Williamsburg, VA, and Hampton Roads. Our comfortable office and friendly team can give you the answers and the care you seek.








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251 Nat Turner Blvd S
Newport News, VA 23606
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