Dr. Peavy offers several alternatives to the traditional gum grafting techniques that required removing tissue from the roof of your mouth in order to place it in the receded areas. Dr. Peavy has been using a variety of ‘tunneling techniques” and materials over the past 10 years and the The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST)
is one of the most recent and exciting techniques! Most of the work is done through a minimally invasive, 2mm, round incision or “pinhole”. Special instruments are used to loosen the gum tissue, collagen is placed, and the gum tissue is moved to cover as much of the exposed roots as possible.
Using this technique, Dr. Peavy has been able to treat many teeth at one visit and often all of the teeth that have recession in one session. Most of the cases are completed without sutures and patients have been reporting that they were surprised at how good it looked right away and that they managed the discomfort afterwards with over-the-counter medicines like ibuprofen or Tylenol.
PST™ may be just what you need to take care of receding gums and restore your smile.
Treating Gum Recession in Winston-Salem, NC with The Pinhole Surgical Technique
The Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™
was invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S. and has been deemed a ‘breakthrough’ technique for gum recession and treatment options for receding gums. PST™ is a minimally invasive way to treat gum recession in Winston Salem, NC.
is just one of the signs of gum disease, but can also be caused by using the wrong tooth brushing technique or as a side effect of certain medications that increase the risk of periodontal disease. Traditional gum surgery and some orthodontic treatments can also cause gum recession. The Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™ may be an attractive alternative to traditional gum grafting that involves removing tissue from the roof of your mouth.
Benefits of The Pinhole Surgical Technique
Some of the key benefits of PST™ include:
• Minimally invasive access via the 2mm round hole instead of a 15-30mm incision
• minimal bleeding, swelling, and pain as compared to grafting from the roof of the mouth.
• Immediate cosmetic benefits
• Usually doesn’t require sutures!
• Faster recovery and healing time
• Multiple teeth can be treated in a single visit
• Healthier and more attractive smile