The pinhole surgical technique is a microscope-based periodontal approach to correcting gum recession. As with a traditional connective tissue graft, you may be a good candidate for the procedure if your teeth appear longer than usual or your dental roots are visible.

Most Springfield, IL patients will receive a traditional graft instead of the pinhole approach since the pinhole only offers advantages in a few specific cases. However, if you fit one of these cases, you will benefit from treatment with Dr. J. David Cross in Central Illinois.

Dr. Cross is one of the few practitioners who follow the precise protocol of the pinhole surgical technique in Springfield and the Midwest region. He has completed certification in the Pinhole Surgical Technique for patients to receive the individualized and advanced care they deserve.

If you are experiencing gum recession or are just concerned about your oral health, learn whether you are a candidate for a microsurgical connective tissue graft or the pinhole surgical technique. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Cross’ Springfield practice online or by phone at (217) 793-0196.