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A 61-year-old male asked:

Periodontists: can you tell me the disadvantages of the pinhole surgical technique to correct gum recession? also, are the gum sutured to tooth root?

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Dr. Ron E. Bell
Cosmetic Dentistry 47 years experience
Newer technique: as this is a newer technique , you must choose the surgeon carefully, you cannot actually 'suture ' to a root, but there are special 'reattachment' therapies , discuss all of the options available with your specialist
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