Pinhole Surgical Technique for Receding Gums
Breakthrough technique for fast and effective minimally invasive Gum Grafting
Rejuvenate your smile!
Nothing ages a smile and face more than receding gums. Gum recession can also weaken teeth, causing sensitivity, root damage or even tooth loss.
With the new Pinhole Surgery Technique (PST), receding gums can be repaired without the use of traditional surgery that includes flapping open the gum.
Dr. Hendry and Dr. Henriod are currently among only a handful of doctors in the United States offering this breakthrough treatment. The PST gum recession procedure has been tested over a period of several years with good results.
Fast and effective gum recession treatment
With the new Pinhole Surgical Technique, we can treat all the affected teeth in one session, although patients can also opt for treating just one arch or quadrant at a time. Treatment is done using local anesthetic and treatment time is only one to two hours. Patients typically have needed only over the counter pain medicine post treatment.
Results are stable, with cases maintaining their gum coverage for years.
How Pinhole Surgery works
Video – Pinhole Surgical Technique
The affected teeth are cleaned and prepared and the gum tissue is numbed with a local anesthetic. A small entry point (0.1 inch) is made in the gum above the tooth or teeth to be treated.
Drs. Hendry and Henriod use a specialized dental instrument designed and patented by PST inventor Dr. Chao to free the gum tissue at the entry point and gently move the gums down to their proper position. Next, they use a small angled instrument to pass several collagen strips or gum graft material through the entry point and place them under the gums. Small sutures may be used to stabilize the gum position.
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