People that suffer from periodontal disease often experience gum recession. Although gum recession can occur at any time, age, genetics, lip and mouth piercings and poor oral health are also contributing factors. This condition occurs when one's gums start to shrink and disappear, creating the appearance of longer teeth. To many people, gum recession is completely normal. However, if untreated, it can lead to increased tooth sensitivity, decay and tooth loss in extreme cases. Fortunately, many patients have been able to save their gums with gum grafting surgery.
Dr. J. Robert Friedberg recommends for people that are experiencing gum recession to consider the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Houston, Texas. Also known as the PST treatment, patients that choose this procedure can fix their gums without having invasive surgery.
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique Difference
Unlike traditional grafting surgery, the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) makes it easy for patients to rebuild their gum line without the use of scalpels, grafts and sutures. During the procedure, Dr. Friedberg uses a tiny dental tool to make a small hole in the patient's gums. He then uses another tiny tool to lift up the gum tissue to move into its new position over the exposed portion of the tooth root. Collagen strips are placed beneath the gum tissue until the body grows its own collagen to support the gums. The gums are fully healed within a few days.
Benefits of the PST procedure include:
- Natural and longer lasting results.
- Less pain and discomfort.
- No need for donor tissue.
- Faster recovery time.
- A convenient alternative to intensive gum grafting surgery.
- Immediate improvement to appearance.
This procedure is so convenient for patients that want to improve their appearance in as little time as possible that it is also known as the lunchtime gum lift procedure. Thanks to the PST procedure, you can have the smile you deserve. Give Dr. Friedberg a call at (281) 674-7754 to make an appointment for a Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique consultation.