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Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST)

If you have sensitive or receded gums, but are concerned about traditional gum graft techniques, the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) could be a an appropriate alternative. The PST is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for correcting gum recession. Through a small hole made by a needle, the dentist uses specially designed instruments to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no cutting or stitching, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding).

Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement. Typically the procedure takes 1-2 hours and you are back in action the next day in most cases. This technique is often referred to as the “lunch break gum rejuvenation”.