Pinhole Tissue Graft Procedure
Many patients are living with receding gums. Called “gingival recession,” this problem is treated with various techniques. One of the most effective methods to be developed is our Pasadena pinhole tissue graft.
What is the Pinhole Tissue Graft procedure?
While gum grafting has been performed for years, the procedure required many appointments, involved pain and swelling, and could be hard on a patient. The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) is far less invasive and does not involve the grafting tissue, scalpels, surgical wounds or stitches. This procedure makes it possible to reposition the gum tissue with the use of collagen membrane strips. The material in the collagen membrane has been used for many years, and is known to be safe for patients.
Receding Gums Resolved.
People can have receding gums for various reasons, including the use of certain medications, orthodontic treatment, and gum disease. As the gums recede, the root of the tooth is exposed which can lead to discomfort and teeth that appear longer and less attractive. Resolving this problem can be of paramount concern, both to the patient and our dentist. At Pasadena Smile Center, we are dedicated to staying current with the latest developments in holistic dentistry and can help you with this fast, minimally-invasive treatment.
What are the benefits of PST (pinhole tissue graft)?
The collagen membrane is placed through the pinhole and functions to immediately elevate gum tissue, covering the exposed root. For a fast, effective, and far less invasive treatment to restore appearance and function of receding gums, the PST procedure provides many important benefits to patients, including:
- Minimally invasive
- No bleeding
- No swelling
- No pain
- No sutures
- No incisions
- Multiple areas can be treated in one appointment
- A more aesthetic smile with exposed roots resolved
Pinhole Graft Treatment vs. Standard Gum Graft Procedure
The earlier standard procedure involved cutting a graft from the palate and then taking that natural material and attaching it with stitches to the area, leaving two areas with surgical wounds that require healing. To perform the procedure requires several hours and only one or two teeth can be treated at a time, with a recovery period of about two weeks before other areas can be addressed. The pinhole graft procedure does not involve removing material from the palate creating an open wound, or any sutures or a painful recovery time. The tiny pinhole produced in the procedure shrinks quickly, and typically disappears by the next day.
Gum Disease and the Pinhole Graft Procedure
The pinhole graft procedure restores gums to the natural gum line, but does not resolve gum disease. If you currently suffer from gum disease, your first step is to treat the condition. Once resolved, we can move forward to restore your gums with this fast, effective, and non-invasive treatment. Rather than needing many appointments, we can treat many teeth in one appointment, often all the teeth that have exposed roots.
Pinhole Surgical Technique for Gums in Pasadena, CA
We invite you to connect with us and find out more about PST gum treatment – before you consider undergoing traditional gum grafting surgery. We can save you the time and stress associated with grafting and restore your gums in one easy appointment. Contact us today for one of the best procedures of pinhole tissue grafting Pasadena has to offer.