Pinhole Surgery Technique (PST) is a  gentle, noninvasive form of surgery to make your gums less likely to recede further and to cover as much of the exposed root of your tooth as possible. It requires no tissue from the roof of your mouth like previous surgeries called grafting. It is done through small pinholes so there are no incisions and almost never requires sutures.  Since there is no incision, the side effects of discomfort, swelling and bleeding are kept to a minimum.  The procedure is done with only local anesthesia and takes anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half depending on how many areas are treated. The result is immediate! These are our actual patient’s photos:
Before:
Before Pinhole Surgery
After:
Immediatly After Pinhole Surgery
 This video will show you how gum surgery used to be done and how much easier PST makes this procedure:
 

What are the benefits of this innovative way to treat gum recession for our patients?

  • No Incisions No need to cut and graft tissue
  • No Sutures Tissues held in place with collagen rather than sutures
  • Minimal Side Effects Since there is no incision, patients will experience little to no discomfort, swelling, and bleeding during and after the procedure.
  • Instant Results The PST procedure appointment is much shorter than the traditional gum surgery and because of minimal side effects, most patients return to work the very next day.
  • Cosmetic Results – PST procedures give an instantly noticeable cosmetic result. The small entry opening is barely noticeable and is usually healed within days.

Call us today if you need to hear more about this amazing procedure!