Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™

Factors That Cause Gum Recession

There are many factors that can cause gum recession. Some of these factors include:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Aggressive tooth brushing
  • Inadequate or insufficient preventive care
  • Hormonal fluctuations caused by puberty, pregnancy or menopause
  • Teeth grinding or clenching
  • Crooked teeth or a misaligned bite

The Pinhole Procedure

Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™ in Arlington, TX

Traditional gum recession surgery is a very successful way to treat receding gum tissues. However, patients today have the advantage of benefiting from a revolutionary gum grafting alternative called the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST ™). Arlington Periodontics is uniquely trained and certified to offer patients this minimally invasive gum recession surgery in Arlington, TX.

If you have been diagnosed with gum recession, Arlington Periodontics may suggest treating your condition with PST™. Unlike traditional gum recession surgery, this gum grafting alternative does not require cutting of the gums, sutures, or a second surgical site to remove donor tissue. Before the procedure, your doctor may consciously sedate you and will ensure that you are properly numb to make your visit in our office as comfortable as possible. A small pinhole is made in your gum tissue. Through this opening, a special instrument loosens viable gum tissue and repositions it down or up to cover areas of low tissue volume. Collagen strips are inserted for healing. Many patients enjoy immediate cosmetic benefits with very little bleeding and a speedy recovery time.


Key Benefits to the Pinhole Surgical Technique™

Enjoy the many benefits that come with this minimally invasive gum grafting alternative, including:

  • None of the bleeding, swelling, and discomfort associated with traditional gum surgery
  • Immediate cosmetic benefits
  • No sutures or incisions
  • Fast recovery time
  • Minimally invasive
  • Treat multiple teeth in one visit
  • Correct gingival recession without invasive surgery
  • A more attractive and healthy smile

Gum recession can be caused by many different factors, but it may be corrected with one simple gum grafting alternative! Treat your receding gums without having to go through the discomfort of incisions, stitches, and a second surgical site. If you have receding gums and would like to know more about PST™, call Arlington Periodontics in Arlington, TX to schedule your consultation today.