What is gum recession?

Are you suffering from gum recession and feeling scared about traditional surgical procedures? With the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™), there is no need to worry. Pinhole Surgical Technique ™ is a minimally-invasive procedure that can help you restore your beautiful smile without traditional methods. In this blog post, we will discuss gum recession, traditional surgical treatments, and how Pinhole Surgical Technique ™ can benefit you.

Gum recession is a common dental problem that affects many adults, caused by various factors such as poor oral hygiene, factors like genetics, aggressive brushing, and occlusal trauma. Traditional surgical treatments for gum recession usually require tissue grafts from other parts of your mouth, which can be invasive, painful, and lengthy. However, with PST™, you can regain your healthy gums without incisions, scalpels or grafts.

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Causes of Gum Recession ?

Gum recession is caused by many factors including genetics, poor oral hygiene, occlusal trauma, braces, and overzealous brushing. Gum recession is a common dental problem; one out of three adults over 30 experience it. If gum recession is not treated in time, it can cause tooth decay, damage the supporting tissue, increase tooth sensitivity, and eventually lead to tooth loss. Brushing too hard or using a hard-bristled toothbrush can also cause gum recession. Gingivitis and periodontitis can also contribute to gum recession as it can cause the gums to recede from the teeth leaving the tooth roots exposed.

Advantages of Pinhole Surgical Technique ™

Pinhole Surgical Technique ™ is a minimally-invasive treatment that offers many advantages. It is a quick and surgical-free procedure that allows patients to restore their smile without the need for surgery. Additionally, the Pinhole Surgical Technique offers faster recovery time for most patients. Pinhole Surgical Technique ™ can also improve the aesthetics of your teeth by reducing the visible length of your teeth, strengthening the gums, and reducing the risk of tooth loss. Another major advantage of Pinhole Surgical Technique ™ is that it does not require traditional tissue grafting, which can be quite painful.

How Pinhole Surgical Technique ™ Works

Pinhole Surgical Technique ™ involves a small pinhole in the gum to release the gum tissue and guide it over the exposed root. The dentist will create a small pinhole in the gums above the affected tooth and place a small instrument into the hole to loosen the gum tissue. The gum will then be pulled up and over to cover the exposed root. This method ensures that there’s no need for tissue grafts or complex incisions to restore the gum tissue.