December 27, 2017

If you’re dealing with gum recession, you likely don’t see any connection between your gummy woes and PST. To many PST is Pacific Standard time, but PST™ also stands for the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. PST™ can be vitally important in restoring your smile, eliminating pain, and preventing future degradation and infection.

Why Is Gum Recession A Problem?

Gum recession can happen with gum disease/periodontitis or simply as a matter of time and age. When gums recede, they pull back from the tooth to expose more of the base of the tooth, which can lead to partial exposure of the root. When your teeth and their roots are more exposed, you may feel higher sensitivity to pressure, cold, heat, and pain. Exposure also increases gum disease risk. The gums additionally act as one of many factors anchoring your teeth in place by protecting the root from damage. As your gums and roots weaken, your teeth may loosen.

How Can PST™ Repair Gum Recession?

The Chao Pinhole® surgical technique involves using precise, minimally invasive surgical methods to reposition the existing gum line. Repositioning encourages the receded gums to return to their original position, once again providing protective coverage to prevent further damage to your smile. Application of this technique cannot repair existing tooth damage, but a number of procedures can restore your teeth to their former shine.

What Are My Options for Gum Recession Treatment?

Along with PST™, traditional gum grafting can offer a solution to restore the tissue around your teeth. Gum grafting uses your own tissues from inside your mouth, using a simple procedure to transplant them around your teeth and gums to replace the receding tissue. If you’d like a consultation to discuss whether PST™ or gum grafting is best for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Marko Kamel, dentist in Woodbury, MN. We’re here to help you restore your smile, and regain your confidence in your teeth.



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