What is Gum Recession?
Gum recession is the loss of gum tissue along one’s gumline. This can be a result of periodontal disease (periodontitis, gingivitis, advanced periodontitis), the aging process, or poor teeth brushing habits.
Why is Gum Recession Important?
When gum recession is present, the tooth’s root structure becomes exposed. This can create a number of problems, such as:
- Increased chance of developing cavities
- Bone loss which can lead to tooth loss
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
Because healthy gums are imperative to good oral hygiene, it is extra important to address gum recession.
What is the Pinhole® Surgical Technique?
PST is a minimally invasive option for gum recession treatment. Typical gum grafting techniques can involve various incisions and sutures in the mouth. Pinhole® Surgical Technique does not require either of these. The tools and techniques used in the Pinhole® Surgical Technique were created by John Chao, who also trained Dr. Goldberg.
PST vs Traditional Gum Grafting
Usually, gum recession treatment includes the use of donor tissue or even grafting soft tissue in an effort to build out the gum line. The tissue is typically sutured into place and eventually joins with the existing gum during the healing process. Although that traditional gum grafting treatment has proven to be effective, comparable results (with a better patient experience) can be achieved with the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.
Pinhole® Surgical Technique Procedure
When performing the Pinhole® Surgical Technique, Dr. Goldberg makes a small hole in the existing tissue. Through this pinhole, he uses special tools to gently loosen the gum tissue. The tools help the gum line slide over the exposed root structure. This technique involves no grafts, incisions, or sutures! It simply adjusts existing tissue.
Pinhole® Surgical Technique Benefits
- Less discomfort following treatment
- Quick recovery time
- No invasive tools or sutures necessary
- No need for donor tissue
- Long lasting solution
- Fantastic, natural-looking results
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about the Pinhole® Surgical Technique please call our office at 973-328-1225 to schedule a consultation.