Understanding The Pinhole® Surgical Technique

Did you know that if you have receding gums in Wayne, NJ, gum grafting isn’t your only option? Our dentist, Dr. Laurence Breiterman, is certified to offer the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™), a protocol that eliminates the need for painful grafting using scalpels and incisions. Treating gum recession is not only good for the appearance of your smile, but for your oral health, too. Because receding gums is characterized by the gum tissue pulling away from the teeth, it can actually lead to loosened teeth and an increased risk for tooth loss! We recommend you learn more about PST and get treatment with this technique if you notice signs of gum recession.

What Is PST?

PST is a protocol that uses specialized tools to carefully loosen and reposition the gum tissue back over the teeth. This is completed by making a small “pinhole” in the tissue above the tooth. Once the gums are in the ideal position, we add collagen strips that help the tissue heal and remain in place. Commonly, this technique helps the gums heal stronger and thicker than before!

What Is the Procedure Like?

Because PST is a non-surgical procedure, we only need to apply topical anesthetic to the treatment site. The process itself is very comfortable and fast since we can correct multiple areas of recession in a single visit. Usually, patients only feel slight pressure and tugging during the procedure, but no discomfort.

How Fast Is Recovery from PST?

Due to its minimally invasive nature, recovery from PST is relatively fast. We will provide post-operative instructions at your appointment and answer any questions you may have about the do’s and don’ts as your gum tissue heals. Making sure you follow these instructions will help speed up your recovery.

Make Your Appointment Today!

If you notice that your teeth appear longer, a darkened indentation of the tooth at the gum line, or sensitivity to hot and cold beverages or foods, you may be suffering from receding gums in Wayne, NJSchedule your consultation with our dentist today!


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