Receding gums can result from a variety of factors, including gum disease, a misaligned bite, orthodontic treatments, and, most commonly, brushing too hard. While the traditional form of treatment for gum recession is gum grafting, Dr. Jordan Slagter now offers the revolutionary new technique called Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ here at Austin Dental Spa. This minimally invasive surgery is an attractive option because it is a quick procedure and provides instant results.
What is Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™?
The thought of undergoing any type of dental surgery can be daunting for patients, as it is typically associated with pain and a long recovery. As a result, many people are discouraged from seeking treatment, causing their oral conditions to escalate to more severe levels. In response to this common problem, Dr. Slagter has adopted the Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ procedure, also called the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™).
PST™, invented by John Chao, DDS, is a minimally invasive technique to restore gum tissue without the need for a painful gum graft. The procedure is performed without any cutting or stitching, as it is all done through a tiny pinhole above the targeted area of recession. The PST™ tool lengthens the gum tissue, draping it over the exposed root. By avoiding excessive trauma to the mouth, patients can look forward to a beautiful smile without the typical pain that results from a graft.
Am I a Candidate?
Patients suffering from gum recession are typically good candidates for the pinhole procedure. Should you have gum disease, however, it is important you improve your gum health before undergoing this gum rejuvenation treatment. Depending on your current oral health, Dr. Slagter may recommend additional treatments prior to your PST™. During your consultation, she will help you understand what you can expect from PST™ and answer any questions you may have regarding the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ process.
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ Media Coverage
PST™ has become more widespread among dental practices, as an increasing number of dentists and patients are discovering its potential. To see the procedure in action, and get a better idea of how the innovative solution works, take a look at the videos below.
Contact Austin Dental Spa
Dr. Slagter encourages you to contact Austin Dental Spa with any questions you may have, or to set up a consultation to discuss your options and get you on the path to a beautiful, rejuvenated smile.