Pinhole® Surgical Technique: A breakthrough treatment for gum recession
What is gum recession?
Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. This can occur as a result of periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis), the natural aging process, or abrasive habits when it comes to brushing the teeth.
Why should gum recession be taken seriously?
When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. This means that tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth along the gumline and beneath it. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness.
What is the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)?
The Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is usually incision and suture free.
How does the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) differ from traditional gum grafting?
Traditional gum recession treatments involves the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts in order to help rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed. While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results often with an improved patient experience can be achieved through the Pinhole® Surgical Technique.
How is Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) performed?
During the Pinhole® Surgical Technique, a needle is used to make a small hole in the patient's existing gum tissue. Through this pinhole, special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue. These tools help expand and slide the gumline to cover the exposed root structure. There are no grafts, no sutures, and no incisions needed. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.
What are the benefits of Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)?
- Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results
- Fast recovery for the patient
- No need for sutures
- No need for scalpels
- No need to take donor tissue from the patientís palate