Pinhole Surgical Technique Corrects Gum Recession
Receding gums can increase your risk of tooth decay and even tooth loss. A modern procedure known as the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ provides a minimally invasive option that Dr. Craig Janssen uses when appropriate to restore gum tissue to affected areas.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) requires no cutting and suturing as opposed to traditional gum grafting or gum recession procedures. This safe, patented procedure calls for Dr. Craig to make a tiny “pinhole” in the gum so he can gently reposition the tissue higher on the tooth.
Pinhole Surgical Technique May Be Right for You
If you notice that some of your teeth seem longer than others, it might be because you have receding gums. This condition can expose the roots of your teeth and make them more vulnerable to decay and structural damage. You also may notice increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks.
Healing after a PST procedure is much faster than a traditional gum graft, with minimal discomfort. Dr. Craig uses the Pinhole Surgical Technique when appropriate so you can enjoy a healthier mouth and more attractive smile.