The Pinhole Surgical Technique® or PST is designed to treat gum recession. Your gums are extremely important to both the health of your mouth and the health of your entire body. Healthy gums promote strong teeth. Unhealthy gums can leave your teeth susceptible to loss. Infections or inflammation in the gums can enter the bloodstream and affect other parts of your body leaving you at a higher risk of stroke, heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, and more. Treating gum recession is crucial to staying healthy. Treating gum disease with the Pinhole Surgical Technique® makes the process less-invasive and time-consuming.
Gum recession, also known as gingival recession, is the receding of the gums which can expose the roots of the tooth. Gum recession can be caused by a large number of reasons, such as: aggressive brushing and/or flossing, bruxism, genetics, abnormal tooth position, traumatic injury, or gum disease. If treated early, gum recession can be treated with a deep cleaning.
PST® is an alternative to gum grafting as a way to treat gum recession. Instead of using a scalpel, PST® involves your dentist creating a tiny hole in your gums to gently reposition receding gums. The procedure is minimally invasive and does not result in the swelling, bleeding, and discomfort associated with the traditional form of periodontal surgery. PST® results in no stitches or sutures, which reduces the risk of post-procedure infection. Because PST® is less invasive, it is also much less time-consuming. The surgery can often be done in a single visit. The treatment will revitalize your gums and encourage reattachment to the teeth.
As a top-notch general dentist in Frisco, TX, Dr. Afshin Vahadi and the team at Lone Star Dental Care prioritize their training with advanced dental practices and technology. This focus allows us provide fuller, more comprehensive dental care for you and your family. To schedule a consultation to discuss gum recession with Dr. Vahadi, call our dentist’s office in Frisco, TX, at 972-335-7100. We proudly welcome patients from Frisco and all surrounding communities, including Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Prosper, The Colony, Carrollton, Lewisville, and more.