Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™

Factors That Cause Gum Recession

There are many factors that can cause gum recession. Some of these factors include:
  • Periodontal disease
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Aggressive tooth brushing
  • Inadequate or insufficient preventive care
  • Hormonal fluctuations caused by puberty, pregnancy or menopause
  • Teeth grinding or clenching
  • Crooked teeth or a misaligned bite
  • Body piercing in the lip or tongue

The Pinhole Procedure

The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ in Ann Arbor, MI

The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) is a new type of gum recession surgery that is minimally invasive and minimally painful. Instead of making multiple incisions and suturing tissue, PST™ requires only a single pinpoint incision and no stitches. For more information on the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ in Ann Arbor, MI, contact Dr. Amar Katranji and Dr. Kelly Misch today!

The Dangers of Gum Recession

Although gum recession may not affect daily life during the early stages, it is considered a serious condition as it can lead to severe oral health problems. Once the tooth root is exposed, it can be difficult and even painful to eat hot or cold foods. Without gum recession surgery, the roots are more susceptible to both decay and damage, and even tooth loss in severe cases.

How PST™ Works

PST™ is a minimally invasive gum recession surgery that does not involve tissue samples or multiple incisions. Instead, a single pinhole sized opening is created in the gum tissue so that special hand instruments can inserted. These instruments are used to gradually loosen the gum tissue so it can be stretched over the tooth to cover the exposed area. Then, tiny strips of collagen are used to hold the gums in place during the healing process. In most cases, the procedure takes about one hour to complete.

The Benefits of PST™

PST™ is quickly becoming the new standard for gum recession surgery due to the many benefits it offers patients. These benefits include:

• Minimal pain
• Minimally invasive
• Short recovery period
• Small risk of complication
• No need for pain medication

Repairing receded gum tissue is very important to the oral environment. Patients in need of gum recession surgery can contact Dr. Katranji and Dr. Misch today to learn more about the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ in Ann Arbor, MI!