If you have gum recession, Dr. Kent may recommend PST™ to restore your gum line and create a beautiful smile. Many people experience gum recession when they habitually grind their teeth or if they have gum disease. Traditional gum surgery for recession can inadvertently damage the healthy tissues but patients do have other options. PST™ can be very effective for restoring the gum line without causing damage to the tissues.
Benefits of The Pinhole Surgical Technique ™
The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) offers a number of benefits to patients with receding gums. Some of the benefits of PST™ include:
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Corrects gum recession without surgery
- No incisions or sutures required
- Healthier smile
- Multiple teeth treated in a single visit
- Immediate cosmetic benefits
The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ Procedure
To begin the treatment with PST™, Dr. Kent will numb the areas to ensure comfort. A pinhole sized opening is created in the gum tissue near the area of recession, through which special instruments are introduced. She is able to gently reposition existing gum tissue over the exposed roots and achieve a healthier level. Following this step, collagen strips are applied to hold the tissue in place during the healing process.
If you are worried about the effects of gum recession, PST™ for receding gums surgery may be the best option for restoring your smile. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Kent for receding gums treatment in Birmingham, AL today!