Millions of Americans deal with receding gums that can affect the appearance and health of the average mouth. In years past, the only way to treat gum recession was with a tradition gum graft technique, which is often painful and invasive. Receding gums are an obvious sign of gum disease, and at Advanced Dental Techniques, we offer the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST)™ to simplify the process of creating a healthy environment in the mouth.
Causes and Signs of Receding Gums
Receding gums can be caused by genetic predisposition, hormonal changes, medications and improper tooth brushing. Those who have receding gums often notice sensitivity to cold or hot or an indentation at the gum line that appears darker than normal.
What Is PST™?
This procedure allows the dentist to use a laser to create pinhole opening areas in the gums. Tissue is loosened and moved into the correct position with specialized instruments. Rather than grafting tissue from one area of the body to another with incisions and sutures, PST™ allows Dr. Breiterman to treat several areas at once with all the benefits that PST™ offers.
Benefits of PST™
Traditional gum grafts are more extensive and the same risks that come with most surgeries are common with the procedure. The PST™ method offers a faster recovery time, no stitches because no incisions are made, no second surgical site to harvest additional gum tissue, and decreased discomfort. The pain is lessened, and the risks are reduced when the pinhole procedure is used to treat receding gums.
If you notice that you have receding gums or other signs of gum disease, you can’t afford to ignore the symptoms for long. The earlier the disease is diagnosed, the easier treatment is to return your mouth to a healthy state. Contact our office today to learn more about how the PST™ in Wayne, NJ may be a valuable option for you.