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, we now employ a minimally invasive procedure called Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ to maximize comfort and minimize recovery while correcting this common condition.

Invented by John Chao, DDS, the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ (PST™) is performed without incisions or stitches while also eliminating the need for painful grafting. Instead, our dentist can create a tiny pinhole in the gum tissue, allowing this tissue to be repositioned over exposed areas of the teeth that have become susceptible to damage or decay. In addition to the oral health benefits of the procedure, Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ can give your smile a renewed, beautiful appearance. For more information about this revolutionary gum recession treatment, please contact our office today.