The Pinhole Surgical Technique
If you are experiencing gum recession then it’s very important that you get gum recession treatment. This is because gum recession is the number one warning sign that you are suffering from gum disease. When your gums recede, this can also cause you to have tooth sensitivity because the root of the tooth is more exposed. If you are experiencing gum recession it would be best to reach out to a periodontist.
The Traditional Gum Grafting Process
Gum grafting is one of the leading treatments for gum recession. This process involves taking healthy gum tissue from different parts of the mouth and placing this tissue onto other areas of the mouth that need treatment. The total healing time for gums from this grafting procedure is only about three weeks. It should be noted that advancements in dentistry have led to the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™).
What Is the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™)?
The Pinhole Surgical Technique is now being used to treat gum recession. Gum grafting as described above involved cutting and suturing the gums. However, the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) only involves making a tiny pinhole in the gum tissue. Then the next step is to slide this tissue around in order to cover the exposed gums. The traditional gum grafting process only allowed one or two teeth to be treated during each session, but with PST one major benefit is that multiple teeth can be treated.
Get Your Gum Recession Treated
If you are experiencing gum recession because it is the leading warning sign you may be developing gum disease it’s important to seek treatment immediately. Schedule an appointment with our periodontist they have the experience as well as the advanced technology to examine and treat your gum recession.