Soft Tissue Grafts/Gum Grafts/Pinhole.

Are Your Gums Receding?

If one or more of your teeth appear longer than others, you may be experiencing gum recession. While the appearance of recession detracts from the aesthetics of your smile, it may also signal a more significant oral health concern. Gum recession leaves your teeth susceptible to developing plaque and cavities in the tooth’s root, a problem that a simple filling is unlikely to correct effectively. Gum recession is also a sign that you are losing tooth-supporting bone beneath the surface.

Common Causes of Receding Gums

Some common causes of receding gums include: aggressive teeth brushing, poor oral hygiene, naturally “thin” gum tissue, tooth crowding, an outward position of the teeth, uneven and heavy biting forces, and genetics. While gum recession is the most visible sign of damage, you will also be experiencing bone loss beneath the surface of your gums. Without intervention, damage can eventually lead to tooth loss.

Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™

The Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™ is a breakthrough technique for gum recession treatment. It involves an incision-free procedure that involves making a very small hole, and special instruments to loosen the gum tissue and move it over the areas with gum recession. Unlike gum grafting procedures, there is no cutting of the gum tissue involved. Learn More

Benefits of the Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™

  • A minimally invasive alternative to gum surgery
  • Minimal bleeding and pain that is associated with gum surgery
  • Immediate cosmetic benefits
  • No incisions or sutures involved
  • Faster recovery and healing time
  • Multiple teeth can be treated in a single visit
  • A healthier and more attractive smile

Soft Tissue Grafts

Our specialists use soft tissue grafts, or gum grafts, to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession. Grafts not only improve the beauty of your smile and protect roots, they can also lead to reduced sensitivity while slowing recession and bone loss.

Benefits of Soft Tissue Grafting

Gum grafting solves aesthetic problems and structural concerns caused by gum recession.

Regenerate Bone Growth

Gum tissue grafts have been shown to not only provide for long-term tooth protection, but also to regenerate bone growth.

Healthy Gum Line

Gum issues often have both health and aesthetic consequences. Gum tissue grafts create a healthy and protective gum line while also improving the overall appearance of teeth that may have appeared to be too long.

Dependable Root Coverage

Exposed roots lead to pain and serious issues for the involved tooth. Full coverage with gum tissue prevents the opportunity for root exposure and future damage in the treated area.

Reduce Tooth Loss

Gum recession is defined by bone loss in addition to gum loss. With enough recession, the tooth becomes unstable and may require removal. Gum grafting helps avoid this.

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