The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) is a minimally invasive alternative to gum grafting surgery and can be an effective treatment for receding gums resulting from periodontal disease. If you have gum recession and want to restore your healthy smile, schedule your consultation with Dr. Tatyana Pihur today.
Here are some of the frequently asked questions about gum-rejuvenation procedures and PST™:
A: Gum-rejuvenation procedures like PST™ can restore receding gums by repositioning tissues over exposed tooth structure. Dr. Pihur can provide tips for preventing further gum recession during your visit.
A: PST™ is a minimally invasive procedure and there is very little bleeding, swelling, or pain involved.
A: Gum rejuvenation typically only takes up to 20 minutes per tooth. Traditional gum grafting after periodontal disease can take up to two hours per tooth because there is a significant amount of cutting and suturing involved. With PST™, you can have your gums restored in a single visit and enjoy results immediately.
A: Exposed roots can be dangerous because these surfaces lack a protective enamel layer and are therefore more likely to develop decay.
A: Some of the most common causes of gum recession include periodontal disease, teeth grinding habits, and brushing too hard. If you notice your gums are receding, you must seek treatment to restore the gum line as soon as possible.
A: You can schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Pihur when you notice the signs of gum recession or think you may have periodontal disease. Schedule your consultation for PST™ with Dr. Pihur today!