Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) is a new procedure in dentistry that treats gum recession, a side effect of gum disease. It’s done without surgery or stitches, making it more comfortable with a quicker recovery time than traditional gum recession treatment. Because multiple teeth can be treated in a single session, PST means less time away from your busy schedule.
How PST Works
With PST, the dentist makes a small hole in the existing gum tissue using special instruments. The tissue is elevated and made into a small flap that can be pushed into position to cover the teeth where the gumline should be. It’s made to stay in position by using collagen strips that are pushed into the pinhole to stabilize the tissue during the healing process and to ensure the tissue covers the gums.
Benefits of PST
Some of the biggest benefits for this treatment include:
Who Should Get PST?
If your gums are receding, whether its due to poor oral hygiene, tobacco use or overaggressive brushing, PST can be an option to treat the gums to give you better oral health. You will have to treat active periodontal disease and be compliant with postoperative instructions to get the best results. It’s recommended that you quit smoking or remove oral piercings to prevent future damage to your teeth and gums. Your dentist will have to determine the best course of treatment for the state of your oral health.
Patients who receive PST and take care of their teeth following treatment have good results that last. Longevity of recovery of gum recession lies in your hands. Contact us in Chicago, IL today with our office to discuss pinhole surgical technique with Dr. Singh to see if its right for you. Enjoy a beautiful smile and good dental health.