Pinhole Surgical Technique

Why Are My Gums Receding?

As you get older, you might notice your gums starting to recede, creating unwanted changes in your smile appearance. When left untreated, gum recession gradually reveals more of each tooth’s root, which leads to more advanced problems. Your teeth may become more sensitive, develop decay, and even begin to loosen. To stop gum recession before it worsens, it is important to determine what is causing the condition in the first place. Several factors can lead to receding gums, with some […]

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Is the Pinhole Surgical Technique Effective?

Receding gums can over-expose your teeth, making them more vulnerable to damage or decay. Among the many reasons gums may begin to recede, brushing too hard is the most common. However, bite misalignment, orthodontic treatment, and periodontal disease can also cause gum recession. While gum grafting has traditionally been the go-to surgery to treat receding gums, Dr. Jordan Slagter offers our patients the minimally invasive Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) to help cover and protect the teeth. PST can be just […]

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How Is the Pinhole Surgical Technique Different From Gum Grafting?

Traditionally, gum grafting has been the relied-upon method for stopping gum recession. Unfortunately, gum grafting involves oral surgery that requires incisions, tissues to be harvested from a donor site in the mouth, and sutures to keep the repositioned tissues in place while the mouth heals. As a result, the recovery from traditional gum grafting can take 3-4 weeks. Thanks to the invention of the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST), the inconvenience and discomfort of gum grafting can be a part of […]

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How is Gum Recession Treated?

Though some causes of gum recession may seem like minor concerns, receding gums can lead to serious damage to the roots of the teeth. In order to prevent unnecessary damage or decay, our dentists can rejuvenate receding gums to adequately cover and protect the teeth. Traditionally, extensive gum grafting surgery was used to reverse the effects of gum recession. However, at Austin Dental Spa, Dr. Jordan Slagter now employs a minimally invasive procedure called Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation to maximize comfort […]

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Austin Dentist Reveals Benefits of Treating Gum Recession with the Pinhole Surgical Technique

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Dr. Jordan Slagter shares how patients can renew their smile by using the Pinhole Surgical Technique to treat their receding gums. Austin, TX — Dr. Jordan Slagter of Austin Dental Spa continually expands her expertise in all aspects of dentistry by remaining current on the latest dental procedures the field has to offer. As a result of this educational pursuit, she has received extensive training and was the first in Central Texas to become certified to perform the Pinhole Surgical […]

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Benefits of the Pinhole Surgical Technique to Treat Gum Recession

Are you starting to notice receding gums when you smile in the mirror? Well we have good news for you! Austin Dental Spa offers the innovative Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) to rejuvenate your gums. This inventive procedure entails inserting a special needle through a tiny, pin-sized hole in your gums to reposition tissue over the receded area. Our own Dr. Jordan Slagter, who received special PST training, may be able to improve the health and condition of your gums with […]

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Why You Should Consider the Pinhole Surgical Technique

Why You Should Consider the Pinhole Surgical Technique for Gum Recession Treatment Today we would love to discuss why you should consider the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) if you are seeking a treatment for receding gums. Teeth grinding, vigorous tooth brushing, and gingivitis are some of the common causes of gum recession. If they shrink enough to expose the roots of your teeth, you are more susceptible to tooth decay, losing your teeth, and other serious dental problems. PST can […]

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What Is the Pinhole Surgical Technique?

The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST), also known as Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, is a contemporary, minimally-invasive procedure that can reposition your receding gumlines. At Austin Dental Spa, Dr. Jordan Slagter may recommend you undergo this periodontal treatment if you show signs of gum recession during a physical oral examination. To prepare for the PST procedure, Dr. Slagter will thoroughly clean your teeth and numb your gum tissue with a local anesthesia. Next, she’ll make a slight hole above your receding gums […]

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