Receding gums are more than just an unsightly look for your smile, they’re a danger to the health of your teeth. When left untreated, gum recession can lead to other dental conditions, such as loose teeth or even tooth loss. To protect your smile from receding gums in Birmingham, AL, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible, but many people avoid calling their dentist for fear of the gum graft procedure.

Thankfully, there is an alternative to gum grafts. With modern dental advancements, we are excited to offer all of our patients a solution that is scalpel-free, suture-free and virtually pain-free – the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™).

How Does PST Work?

Unlike traditional gum grafts, which rely on the use of scalpels and sutures and can take weeks of recovery time post-procedure, the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is minimally-invasive with the use of a specially-designed tool. This tool uses a pin-sized hole in the gums to gently move the tissue back over the teeth. The result is instant cosmetic improvement for your smile and healthier, protected teeth.

Benefits of PST

• Virtually pain-free
• No cutting or stitches
• Minimally-invasive
• Faster recovery time
• Instant cosmetic improvement

 Even though this procedure is highly-recommended for most patients, you should always discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your dentist prior to committing to a treatment plan. To determine whether this treatment is right for you, schedule your consultation with Dr. Leigh Kent to talk about your receding gums in Birmingham, AL.