Is the Pinhole Surgical Technique Effective?

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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 as effective as traditional gum grafting for the right candidates, while also avoiding many of the inconveniences and discomforts of grafting. After creating a tiny hole in the gum tissue, the gums can be draped and repositioned over the teeth for natural, beautiful results that can also help your teeth stay healthy. For patients who are suffering from periodontal disease, Dr. Slagter recommends undergoing treatment to control this prior to PST. Finally, not only is PST an effective solution for receding gums, but it also offers a virtually pain-free alternative to gum grafting and entails almost no downtime.

For more information about PST, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Slagter, please contact us today.