The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) is an innovative new treatment for gum recession that is minimally invasive and requires only a single tiny incision be made. This procedure is widely preferred because it reduces pain and discomfort while also shortening the healing process. For more information on receding gums surgery in Newport Beach, CA, contact Dr. Coury Staadecker today!
What is gum recession?
Gum recession is what happens when the gum tissue becomes irritated or damaged to the point where it detaches from the surfaces of the teeth. Eventually, it will start to wear down and leave the tooth root exposed. This is dangerous because, without adequate protection, the tooth root becomes more vulnerable to bacteria and decay. In extreme cases of gum recession, the teeth can begin to loosen and shift out of alignment.
How does PST™ work?
While traditional methods of gum surgery usually require cutting tissue samples and stitching them to the gum line, PST™ does not. Only a single incision the size of a pinhole is made so that specialized instruments can be inserted into the gum line. These instruments will slowly loosen the tissue so that it can be gently stretched over the exposed tooth root. Once the tissue is in place, a special collagen material is used to hold it there until it reattaches to the tooth surface.
What are the benefits?
When compared to traditional methods of gum surgery, PST™ provides many benefits to patients. These include:
- Minimally invasive
- Minimally painful
- Short recovery period
- Instant cosmetic results
- No need for sutures
- No need for pain medication in most cases
PST™ is quickly becoming the most preferred solution of treating gum recession. To learn more about this innovative new receding gums surgery in Newport Beach, CA, contact Dr. Staadecker and schedule your consultation today! Check out our PST brochure.