Traditionally gum grafting was considered the main form of treatment for gum recession. This is partly because it allowed the unhealthy tissue within a patient’s mouth to be replaced with healthy gum tissue that was taken from other parts of the patient’s mouth. While effective this form of gum recession treatment was also very invasive for the patient. Thanks to advancements in dentistry less invasive forms of gum recession treatment have emerged. One form in New London, CT is known as the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™).
What Is the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™)?The Pinhole Surgical Technique is now being used to treat gum recession and it is a minimally invasive procedure. Gum grafting as described above involved cutting and suturing the gums. However, the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) only involves, as the name would suggest, making a tiny pinhole in the gum tissue. Then the next step is to slide this tissue around in order to cover the exposed gums. The traditional gum grafting process only allowed one or two teeth to be treated during each session, but with PST one major benefit is that multiple teeth can be treated.
Schedule Your Gum Recession Treatment Today If you are experiencing gum recession then it would be very beneficial if you reached out to our periodontic office in New London, CT to schedule your gum recession treatment. Doing so will be very beneficial and will also give our dental professionals the opportunity to discuss the pinhole surgical technique with you and your treatment.