The Doctors talk about Pinhole Surgical Technique

John Chao, D.D.S. developed and patented PST™. It is an effective procedure for restoring receding gums without gum surgery. If you have been diagnosed with gum recession, Dr. Evelyn T. Huamán and Dr. Nikko Johnson may recommend PST™ as part of your treatment plan. This procedure is minimally invasive and involves making a small pinhole in the gum tissue through which special instruments loosen the tissue so that it can be moved over areas where the gums have receded. Collagen strips are then applied to hold the tissue in place and to promote healing. Many patients that undergo this procedure are surprised at how painless this process actually is!

Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™

Factors that Cause Gum Recession

  • Periodontal disease
  • Genetic predisposition to developing receding gums
  • Tooth brushing technique
  • Insufficient oral hygiene practices
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Teeth grinding or clenching habits
  • Crooked teeth
  • Misaligned bite
  • Body piercings around the mouth

Benefits of PST™

Some of the key benefits of PST™ include:

  • Less invasive than traditional gum surgery for recession
  • No swelling of the gum tissue
  • No bleeding
  • Immediate results
  • Corrects gum recession without incisions or sutures
  • Fast recovery time

Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™ the Procedure

Receding gums are one of the telltale signs of gum disease but can also be the result of aggressive tooth brushing, clenching or grinding of the teeth, and lifestyle habits. Gums that have started to recede are also a sign of progressing gum disease. Traditional gum surgery can contribute to gum recession because healthy tissue must be removed to eradicate the infection. PST™ is an attractive alternative to traditional procedures because it is less invasive and does not require a donor site from the palate!

If you are concerned about receding gums and want to learn more about gum surgery alternatives, Dr. Huamán and Dr. Johnson can provide the answers that you are looking for. Set up your consultation for the treatment of receding gums today!