The Pinhole Procedure

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
  • Body piercing in the lip or tongue

Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™

Dr. Craig Janssen specializes in performing receding gums surgery in Green Bay, WI using the revolutionary Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™). This procedure requires no cutting and suturing while providing patients with healthier gums and a restored smile.


What is PST™?

PST™ is a patented, safe procedure that allows Dr. Janssen to reverse receding gums by gently repositioning gum tissue without any cutting or suturing.

If you look in the mirror and notice that some of your teeth seem longer than the others, then you might have receding gums. The gum tissue pulls away from the teeth, exposing the roots and leaving teeth more vulnerable to decay and structural damage. Because of this elevated exposure, your teeth might feel more sensitive, especially to extremes in temperature like ice cream or hot coffee.

Gum tissue begins to recede for a variety of reasons that can include:

  • Aggressive tooth brushing
  • Periodontal disease
  • Regular tobacco use
  • Oral piercings in the mouth
  • Hormonal changes
  • Genetics
  • Bruxism (teeth clenching and grinding)

Dr. Janssen uses years of experience and knowledge to help patients reverse receding gums with the patented PST™ protocol.


How Does PST™ Work?

PST™ is a relatively simple procedure to reverse receding gums, especially when compared with traditional gum recession surgery, or gum grafting. During a gum graft, Dr. Janssen cuts gum tissue from one area of the mouth and attaches it to existing gum tissue to cover an exposed tooth.

Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™

With PST™, however, Dr. Janssen does not need to cut or suture any gum tissue at all. Instead, Dr. Janssen makes a negligible "pinhole" in the gums, sliding tissue up or down as needed to cover the exposed area. Healing with PST™ is much faster than a traditional gum graft, and also results in minimal discomfort, pain, and healing time.

Dr. Janssen offers receding gums surgery in Green Bay, WI using PST™ to help reverse receding gums. Call our office today for your consultation with Dr. Janssen and see how PST™ can work for you.

Contact Us

2649 Development Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311
New Patients: 920.202.5015
Current Patients: 920.983.8383
Fax: 920.983.2862
info@janssendentalclinic.com

About Dr. Janssen

Dr. Craig Janssen is proud to be one of the leading dentists in the area practicing sedation dentistry. No longer do your fears need to keep you from the denstist. Our highly trained staff will help bring your smile out every step of the way.