Taking proper care of your oral health is an essential part of maintaining overall health. Many people ignore the fact that soft tissue in the mouth (your gums) are an important part of keeping your teeth in place and covering your bone and nerves. Failure to take care of your gums may cause recession or disease. This could cause major issues in the long run, resulting in more problematic health complications.

One issue your gums may encounter is recession. Gum recession is when your soft tissue slowly begins to cover less of your tooth, potentially exposing your jaw bone, nerves, and teeth roots, which can cause severe sensitivity. On top of sensitivity, you may experience your teeth becoming looser, or gaps beginning to form between the teeth.

A way dentists have been combating gum recession, without gum grafting is Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, also referred to as PST. PST is a minimally invasive way to lengthen your gums, bringing them back down, covering more of the tooth. The way this technique works is the doctor will insert a tool into the gums, which will slowly pull the gums down, creating more of a barrier.

Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is being widely used by doctors to steer clear of gum grafting. Gum grafting can be a great option for patients with severe cases of recession, but causes a longer healing time, stitches and cutting. PST does not involve any stitches or cutting and recovery time is quick.

If you are dealing with symptoms and signs of gum recession, contact your doctor and their team for a consultation. Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique may be the perfect, minimally invasive solution to lengthen your gums and achieve the smile you want and deserve.