Gum recession is a serious problem. Caused by poor oral health, genetics, trauma or brushing and flossing too often or too hard, receding gums can lead to swelling and tenderness, chronic halitosis, loose teeth or even infection. If you suffer from gum recession, Dr. Sanchez can use the Pinhole® Surgical Technique to help you. If is a breakthrough treatment for gum recessions that is a non-invasive procedure that does not require cutting of the gums like older techniques do.
Benefits of the Pinhole Surgical Technique
Most patients consider the biggest benefit of PST™ to be the fact that it is minimally invasive and a non-surgical way to treat gum recession. Although each patient’s experience is different, most experience little bleeding or swelling and less pain than they would with traditional procedures. The recovery and healing process is faster for most people and the cosmetic benefits are often immediate. Additionally, the Pinhole® Surgical Technique allows for a specialist to treat the gums around multiple teeth at the same time.
Unlike traditional treatment for gum recession, which requires gum grafting, cutting and sutures, the Pinhole® Surgical Technique uses a special needle to create a small opening in the gums. From there, the specialist can move healthy gum tissue into the areas that need it.
Candidates for the Technique
Most patients who have a receding gum line will be a candidate for the technique. Each patient undergoes a special examination of the gums to ensure there is adequate tissue to complete the process.
The Pinhole® Surgical Technique can create healthier, happier smiles when performed by a professional who has proper training in the procedure. To learn more about treatment for gum recession in Edina, MN, contact Dr. Andres Sanchez at PerioWest by calling 952-567-7457.