As the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) gains recognition for its beautiful results, more people are experiencing a smile transformation without the pain of traditional gum grafting surgery. Since receding gums is such a common problem, PST has become a highly beneficial advancement in the field of dentistry and periodontics. The technique offers numerous benefits for patients, including:

Minimally Invasive treatment

Compared to traditional gum grafting surgery, PST is considered a minimally invasive treatment. This is because there is significantly less trauma to the mouth. There is no need to remove tissue from a donor site in the mouth to harvest at the areas of recession. As a result, no grafting, incisions, or sutures are required.

Virtually No Pain

A major advantage to PST is the increased comfort level. In fact, patients typically report feeling little to no pain during and after their procedure. This is an attractive benefit compared to traditional surgery, which involves a more invasive process and, therefore, tends to produce more discomfort.

Shorter Treatment Time

The process for PST requires fewer steps than grafting surgery, allowing for a much shorter treatment time. Correcting a couple teeth only takes about 20 minutes, and the entire mouth typically takes no longer than an hour and a half. As a result, patients spend less time in the dental chair and can resume their daily activities sooner.

Little to No Downtime

In the past, recovery from gum grafting surgery would take about three weeks. We are proud to offer patients an expedited recovery with PST. There is typically little to no downtime associated with the innovative procedure, allowing patients to get back to their normal routine, including eating and drinking, by the evening.
Pinhole vs Traditional

Having undergone specialty training on the PST process, our dentist, Dr. Jordan Slagter, is pleased to offer such a valuable procedure at Austin Dental Spa. It has proven to make treatment and recovery a much more pleasant experience for many patients, while providing optimal results for restoring the gums.

Schedule a Consultation

If you would like to learn how PST can improve your gum health and appearance, please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Slagter.