Belle Meade Family Dentistry Treats Gum Recession in Nashville, TN with Minimally Invasive Gum Graft Alternative

The Dentists of Belle Meade Family Dentistry Treat Gum Recession in Nashville, TN

The experienced dentists at Belle Meade Family Dentistry offer the minimally invasive Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Nashville, TN for patients with gum recession and sensitive teeth. This technique is a more comfortable and efficient alternative to scalpel-based, conventional gum grafting.

Individuals with gum recession may find that their teeth are increasingly sensitive to hot and cold. They may also notice that their teeth look longer or that their gums seem bunched around the base of their teeth. Gum recession may be the result of aggressive tooth brushing, teeth grinding, poor oral hygiene, tobacco use, or crooked teeth. Receding gums can also be associated with gum disease, an infection of the gum tissues from bacterial plaque that accumulates around the teeth and gums.

Traditionally, gum recession is treated with a surgical procedure called gum grafting. Though still a common treatment option, gum grafting sometimes has to be completed in stages to let the mouth heal, especially if the tissue graft is taken from the patient’s palate (roof of the mouth). The healing period after surgery can last weeks, during which time brushing and flossing the area is discouraged and a liquid or soft-food diet is necessary. To eliminate the use of scalpels and reduce the number of office visits, the dentists at Belle Meade Family Dentistry offer a more comfortable alternative with the Pinhole Surgical Technique.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) does not require tissue grafts, scalpels, incisions, or sutures. Instead, it uses a specialized dental tool that creates a tiny “pinhole” in the tissue above areas of gum recession. Then, with this tool, the existing gums are loosened and moved back over the exposed tooth roots. Due to the minimally invasive nature of this technique, multiple areas of recession can be treated at once, with little to no pain, bleeding, or swelling. PST creates immediate aesthetic and functional results while also providing a faster, more comfortable recovery after the procedure.

The dentists at Belle Meade Family Dentistry are trained and experienced in the Pinhole Surgical Technique and have helped many patients restore their soft tissue health with this innovative treatment. Proponents of dental care that is effective and comfortable, the dentists are proud to offer PST in their Nashville, TN practice as a minimally invasive alternative to gum grafting.

In addition to providing treatments that reduce the number of required appointments amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Belle Meade Family Dentistry continues to take advanced safety and sanitization precautions. To help ensure the safety of their team and patients, they also limit the number of patients in the office at one time and maintain strict cleaning routines throughout the day.

Those with gum recession are invited to receive the minimally invasive Pinhole Surgical Technique in Nashville, TN from the experienced dentists at Belle Meade Family Dentistry. Appointments can be made by visiting or calling 615-298-2030.

About the Dentists

Belle Meade Family Dentistry serves the Nashville, TN area with full-service family dentistry, for 43 years running. Dr. James Pace Sr. has served as a Chairman of the Nashville Peer Review Committee and as a delegate to the Tennessee Dental Association. He was selected by his peers in 2019 as one of the Top Dentists in Nashville, has consistently received recognition by the Tennessee Dental Association for his hours of continuing education, and has led and participated in multiple dental and medical mission trips to the Dominican Republic. Along with Dr. James Pace Jr. they have been honored each year from 2015-2019 as Patient’s Choice Award Winners. Dr. Pace Jr. has also received the 2011 Tennessee Dental Association’s Ace Award. Dr. Temp Sullivan earned his fellow in laser dentistry at World Clinical Laser Institute and serves as a delegate for the Tennessee Dental Association and as a member of the Peer Review committee for TennCare. The team at Belle Meade Family Dentistry strives to provide the finest quality dental care for patients in a warm, caring, and clean environment. They execute the most advanced dental care with every service, including dental implants, Invisalign®, the Pinhole® Surgical Technique and laser dentistry. To learn more about the dentists at Belle Meade Family Dentistry and the services they offer visit or call 615-298-2030.

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