Minimally Invasive Treatment for Receding Gums in Scottsdale, AZ
The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) is a new method of gum surgery that is minimally invasive. Instead of making several incisions, Dr. Alison P. Schwartz only needs to make one tiny pinhole sized entry point in the gum tissue. Then a series of specialized tools are inserted through this entry point and used to gently loosen the gum tissue so that it can be stretched over the exposed root, thus treating receding gums in Scottsdale, AZ.
What is gum recession?Gum recession is a condition in which the gum tissue detaches from the teeth and begins to recede until the root becomes exposed. There are several issues that can arise from this occurrence. Cosmetically, many patients find the appearance to be unattractive. There are also several health issues, as well. Teeth become more prone to root decay, as these areas lack protective enamel. Eventually, issues such as loss of tooth structure and even tooth loss can occur if gum surgery is continually ignored.
How does PST™ work?
A single pinhole sized incision is made in the gum line. Then, a series of specialized instruments are inserted through this entry point and used to gradually loosen the gum tissue until it can be repositioned over the exposed tooth root. Finally, tiny collagen strips are placed around the incision and used to hold the tissue in place while the area affected by the gum surgery heals.
What are the benefits?
PST™ is a minimally invasive gum surgery that many patients and doctors prefer for the following reasons:
Only one tiny incision is made, resulting in minimal pain and discomfort.
- There is often no need for prescription pain medication.
- The recovery period is relatively quick.
- The lack of sutures and incisions reduce the risk of infection and make the healing process much smoother.
PST™ has greatly enhanced the way in which we treat gum recession in patients. To learn more about this minimally invasive gum surgery for receding gums in Scottsdale, AZ, contact Dr. Schwartz and schedule your consultation today!