Nothing ages a smile and face more than receding gums. Gum recession can also weaken teeth, causing sensitivity, root damage or even tooth loss.
With the new Pinhole Surgery Technique (PST), receding gums can be stably repaired without the use of traditional surgery that includes cutting, grafting and stitching.
Drs. Henriod is currently among only a handful of doctors in the United States offering this breakthrough treatment. The PST gum recession procedure has been tested over a period of several years with uniformly good and lasting results.
Recently, this procedure was made available by inventor Dr. Chao to select dentists for more widespread application. The Pinhole Surgical Technique takes just a few minutes per treated tooth, with virtually no pain and no downtime.
Start on your road to rejuvenated gums with a free consultation with Beach City Dental. We will evaluate the extent of the gum recession and any other issues that might need to be handled to prevent gum recession from continuing. You will get treatment plan options and advice on the best path to choose for your specific condition.
To make an appointment, call (714) 898-2517 or click here to request an appointment online.
The affected teeth are cleaned and prepared and the gum tissue is numbed with a local anesthetic. A small entry point (0.1 inch) is made in the gum above the tooth or teeth to be treated.
Our Doctors use a specialized dental instrument designed and patented by PST inventor Dr. Chao to free the gum tissue at the entry point and gently move the gums down to their proper position. Next, they use a small angled instrument to pass several collagen strips through the entry point and place them under the gums. The collagen helps to stabilize the gums.
By using this technique we can correct up to 14 teeth at once in one to two hours. There is little to no post-operative discomfort.