Gum recession threatens the appearance and health of your smile. The gradual erosion of gum tissue leaves more of your tooth exposed to decay and infection and can make you look older than you are. However, your smile can be quickly and conveniently restored with the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ (PST™).
How Does the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ Restore Your Smile?
Over time, your gum tissue may erode due to factors like periodontal disease, a misaligned bite, or even hormonal fluctuation. Unfortunately, gum tissue does not grow back and must be replaced. Traditional gum recession surgery, known as gum grafting, is effective but can require lengthy periods of downtime and several sessions when multiple sites are affected. This is not the case with PST™. Dr. Nichols simply creates an opening in the gum tissue above or below the affected tooth and uses a special dental tool to loosen the connective tissue. Your gum tissue is then gently glided over your tooth, into a more desirable position.
When you opt for the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ over traditional gum recession surgery, Dr. Nichols can usually treat any and all areas of gum recession in one visit, saving you valuable time. In addition, there is little to no pain or downtime associated with PST™, since no incisions or stitches are required for this procedure. You can leave our office with an immediately more beautiful, healthy smile.