Gum Grafting

When recession of the gingiva occurs, the body loses a natural defense against both bacterial penetration and trauma. When gum recession is a problem, gum reconstruction using grafting techniques is an option.

When there is only minor recession, some healthy gingiva often remains and protects the tooth, so that no treatment other than modifying home care practices is necessary. However, when recession reaches the mucosa, the first line of defense against bacterial penetration is lost.

In addition, gum recession often results in root sensitivity to hot and cold foods as well as an unsightly appearance of the gum and tooth. When significant, gum recession can predispose to worsening recession and expose the root surface, which is softer than enamel, leading to root caries and root gouging.

Before and after gum grafting: 

Pinhole Surgical Technique

Scalpel Free – Suture Free- Conventional Graft Free

The Pinhole Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive treatment for receding gums. With PST, incisions and sutures are no longer required. Instead, a small hole is made with a needle and the gum tissue is gently repositioned with specialized instruments to cover the exposed root surfaces.

Minimally Invasive

The Pinhole Surgical Technique is less invasive than traditional gum grafts because there are no incisions or sutures required. Patients experience less pain and discomfort and can quickly return to their daily activities.

Faster Recovery

PST is a quicker recovery method than traditional grafts, with most patients experiencing only minor discomfort or sensitivity. Patients can return to work or school within a day or two of the procedure.

Improved Appearance

The procedure is performed through a tiny pinhole, so there is no need for scalpels or sutures. This results in minimal swelling and an almost invisible entry point. Patients experience immediate aesthetic improvements and can resume their daily activities without embarrassment.

Long-lasting Results

Effectively treating receding gums helps to prevent further dental complications and tooth loss. The Pinhole Surgical Technique provides long-lasting results that can last for years and can help you avoid other costly and uncomfortable treatments.