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A 60-year-old male asked:

How fragile is the gingival attachment during the two month healing phase with the new pinhole surgical technique to correct gum recession?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Perio procedure: Your question is best answered by the surgeon who can actually examine you, knowing your medical and dental history, the specifics of the area and the procedure. Some individuals have thick tough wide gingiva while others have thin fragile tissue.
Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Still fragile: Gingiva is always fragile post surgery, especially in the healing phase. I would be very careful manipulating the tissue for at least 3-4 months to ensure full maturation at the surgical site.
Last updated Mar 26, 2014

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