Dr. Mike Weaks Now Offers the Pinhole Surgical Technique – A Minimally Invasive Procedure for Patients with Gum Disease

03:00 EDT 13 Sep 2017 | PR Web

This scalpel-free, suture-free dentistry procedure may help patients who need gum surgery.

Greenville, TX (PRWEB) September 13, 2017

Mike Weaks, DDS, of Longbranch Dental Center is now helping Greenville, Texas patients prevent periodontal disease via the Pinhole® Surgical Technique, a scalpel-free, suture-free dentistry procedure for patients who require gum surgery.

“I am excited to bring the Pinhole Surgical Technique to our Greenville dental practice because it means we can finally move away from traditional measures of correcting gum recession and loss. The benefits of this procedure include less discomfort during the procedure and a shorter recovery time,” Dr. Weaks states.

Traditionally, gum surgery is a highly invasive procedure with the drawbacks of long recovery times and excessive amounts of pain for the patients. The Pinhole Surgical Technique allows dentists to use specialized instruments and techniques to gently loosen the tissue by making a small pinhole in the gum. The loosened tissue subsequently glides towards the new, permanent position in order to protect the patient’s dentition. This advanced procedure typically takes one to two hours and in most cases, patients can resume their normal activities the next day.

Before implementing this procedure at Longbranch Dental Center, Dr. Weaks underwent hands-on training that was overseen by Dr. John Chao, the inventor of the Pinhole Surgical Technique.

To schedule a consultation to see if the Pinhole Surgical Technique at Longbranch Dental Center is right for you, call 903-455-4161 or visit their website at

About Longbranch Dental Center
The highly skilled dentists and staff at Longbranch Dental Center strive to make North Texas more beautiful, one smile at a time. They do this by balancing technology, expertise, and care to ensure each patient has a pleasant dental experience. Longbranch Dental Center offers a full range of dental and surgical services – including comprehensive exams and cleanings, cosmetic procedures, oral surgery, dental implants, sedation dentistry, and teeth whitening. The Greenville, TX office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology coupled with comfortable treatment rooms to ensure patients are relaxed during their appointments.

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