It’s normal for the gums to recede a bit as you age, but if you’ve noticed your smile looking extra “toothy” lately, it may be time to consider treatment. Receded gums don’t just change the appearance of your smile; they also affect your oral health. You’re more likely to experience tooth sensitivity, loose teeth and even tooth loss if you leave gum recession untreated. Fortunately, March is Oral Health Month, so it’s the perfect excuse for you to ask your dentist about the Pinhole Surgical Technique.

Benefits of the Pinhole Surgical Technique

You could choose standard gum grafting surgery to correct your receded gumline, but PST® is a less-invasive alternative. Here are a few of the top reasons many patients with receded gums are choosing to receive PST® over standard gum surgery:

• Fast treatment times
• Ability to treat multiple receded cites in just one appointment
• Less inflammation during and after treatment
• No need for sutures
• No need to remove tissue from one area of the mouth and attach it to another

It’s important to talk to your dentist in Raleigh, NC, to find out if you’re a good candidate for PST®, but most people can receive the treatment without any complications. In fact, the risk of complications associated with PST® are much lower than those associated with standard periodontal grafting. Some patients are even able to eat normal foods within a few hours of their appointment.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique can not only improve the way you look when you smile, but it can also improve your oral health. Receded gums aren’t healthy and can compromise your teeth and oral bones. Correcting the position of the gums in your mouth is a great way to restore oral health and give yourself a boost of confidence while you’re at it.

Visit Our Practice

We’d love to provide you with a Pinhole Surgical Technique consultation. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Paresh Naran, simply give us a call during regular business hours.