Differences Between Traditional Gum Grafting and the Pinhole Surgical Technique™
If you are experiencing gum recession, then it’s very important that you schedule a consultation with a periodontist sooner rather than later. This is because if you are experiencing gum recession this is a major warning sign that you may be developing gum disease. Also, when it comes to gum disease treating it in its initial stages is the best option because at this stage the side effects of gum disease are still reversible. If your gums are receding this will cause your teeth to become sensitive and can lead to you experiencing pain when you eat or drink either hot or cold foods. Your periodontist has the experience and the advanced technology to diagnose and treat your gum recession. The two types of treatments for gum recession are traditional gum grafting and the pinhole surgical technique. To learn more about the difference between these two treatments review the information below:
Traditional Gum Grafting
Traditional Gum Grafting is the original treatment method that has been used by dental professionals to treat gum recession. The entire process involves using healthy tissue from healthy parts of your mouth and creating a gum graft by suturing it onto other parts of your mouth where you are experiencing gum recession. While this is the original method for treating gum recession thanks to major advancements in dentistry the Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™ has been created as the new way to treat gum recession.
The Post Surgical Technique™
Unlike traditional gum grafting the Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™ your gums are not sutured instead a small pinhole is made in your gum tissue and then your periodontist can manipulate and shift this gum tissue around to cover up your exposed gums. Also, unlike with traditional gum grafting where only one or two teeth can be treated during each session the Pinhole Surgical Technique allows multiple teeth to be treated during a single session which mean less discomfort for the patient that is being treated.
Schedule A Consultation
Gum recession is a major warning sign that you may be developing gum disease, and in this situation it’s better to be proactive and reach out to a periodontist. Schedule a consultation with us today to have your mouth examined by our experienced periodontist. They will be able to diagnose and treat you.