PINHOLE SURGICAL TECHNIQUE™
- Corrects receding gums caused by gum disease and other factors
- No incisions or sutures are required
- Significantly less inflammation and minimal discomfort
- Possible to treat multiple areas in one visit
- Quick healing time and immediate results
IMPROVING GUM SURGERY WITH THE PST™
We have good news for patients seeking treatment for receding gums in the Fort Lauderdale, FL region: The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™). This is a new gum surgery with Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley that is easy to perform and minimally painful compared with traditional grafting gum surgery.
Gum recession can occur for a variety of reasons, but periodontal disease is the leading cause. When bacteria invade the gums and bone that support the teeth, these structures will recede and deteriorate. The tooth roots become more visible and the smile takes on a new appearance. Gaps, spaces, abnormally large teeth, and other imperfections can make the smile look less attractive.
Recession is also a health concern because without healthy gum tissue, teeth are in danger of further oral health problems. Treatment will arrest the infection and stop further recession. However, even certain gum disease treatments, such as traditional gum surgery, can cause some recession. Orthodontic procedures may also affect the gums, along with medications, genetics, hormonal changes, and brushing incorrectly.
MAKING SMILES HEALTHY AND ATTRACTIVE WITH PST™
The only way to replace lost gum tissue in the past was to have a grafting procedure, which meant taking tissue from another place in the mouth or from a donor and surgically attaching the sample to the gum tissues in need. Grafting procedures can be uncomfortable, the gums may take considerable time to heal, and the treatment often requires more than one office visit to complete. Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley are some of the few periodontists in the Fort Lauderdale region to treat recession differently by utilizing PST™.
PINHOLE CASE 1 BEFORE
PINHOLE CASE 1 AFTER
PINHOLE CASE 2 BEFORE
PINHOLE CASE 2 AFTER