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Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation

We are proud to offer the very latest gum recession breakthrough treatment that has been described as quick, easy and instantly pleasing.

Pinhole® Gum Rejuvenation is a minimally invasive procedure that allows us to restore the level of a patient’s gums after they have receded. The procedure requires no cutting, no stitches, virtually no downtime and can often be completed in less than an hour.

Why do gums recede?

Gum recession is a process resulting from three primary factors

  1. Abrasion from the interaction of teeth with other materials. This is usually due to using a hard bristled toothbrush or an incorrect brushing technique. Abrasion can also result from using an abrasive toothpaste.
  2. Attrition from tooth-to-tooth contact. Recession can occur when patients grind their teeth also known as bruxism.
  3. Erosion from when teeth and gums come into contact with environmental or dietary acids.

If you are having areas of sensitivity or are concerned about continued gum recession and would like to see if you are a candidate for the Pinhole Technique, please call North Aurora Smiles at (630) 984-2223 to schedule your consultation! . The practice, located at 601 Randall Crossing Lane, is open to new patients and families of the community and surrounding cities of Aurora, Sugar Grove, Geneva, Batavia, Big Rock, Campton Hills, Sycamore, Maple Park, Hinckley, Elburn, Oswego, Montgomery, La Fox, Kaneville and Yorkville.

Success Stories

Dr. Hammad Aziz, North Aurora Smiles, IL
Dr. Stephanie Janes, North Aurora Smiles, IL

North Aurora Smiles

North Aurora Smiles is a patient-centered practice offering gentle, comprehensive dental care services for the whole family. Our top priority is to ensure the optimal health and wellness of our patients, and helping them to achieve healthy beautiful smiles for life. The doctors pride themselves on being whole-health focused with an overall philosophy of being minimally invasive in their dental treatment.

Dr. Hammad Aziz is a skilled and experienced professional, having graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Cum Laude with departmental honors and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry. He is certified in Invisalign, Dental Implants, Six Month Smiles (invisible, clear braces), Sleep Apnea/Snoring with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Institute for Cranio-Facial Sleep Medicine. Dr. Aziz is also certified in Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Therapy, and is a BLS (CPR) Healthcare Provider / ACLS Certified. He is an active member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry, and a Member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Founding Member and President Elect of the CM Dental Society, and Past President and Member of the Aurora Dental Society.

Dr. Stephanie Janes earned her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Dental Medicine. While there, she also earned a Master’s degree in Health Service Administration and a Humanitarian Award on behalf of the International College of Dentists. Later, she completed a General Practice Residency through the University of Chicago at NorthShore University HealthSystemEvanston Hospital. She gained hospital dentistry experience with a focus on medically-compromised patients and emergency dentistry. This program enabled her to enhance her comprehensive dental skills, especially in endodontics and cosmetic dentistry. She is also certified in therapeutic botox and dermal filler treatments to relieve bruxism (clenching and grinding) and TMJ pains, which she is passionate about.