Periodontal Dentistry Treatments available at Riverbend Dental Health in Calgary

Dr. Kent Stringham, a general dentist in Calgary, performs a periodontal treatment that is an incision-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession. Through a small hole made by a point, Dr. Stringham uses  instruments to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no incision or suturing, patients can expect fewer post-operative symptoms like pain, swelling and/or bleeding.  Dr. Stringham in Calgary performs this pinhole technique.

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Are You A Candidate For Periodontal Work?

Dr. Stringham, a general dentist in Calgary helps patients with pinhole gum surgery to treat receded gum tissue. We are a dental health provider that takes care of our existing patients AND new patients that are considering PST. You can request a consultation with Dr. Stringham for this technique even if you are not a regular patient. This form of surgical technique may be less invasive and may cost less than standard grafting surgery. Please note that not all people are candidates. This evaluation is done by the dentist during consultation as he examines your gums for their rehabilitation capabilities.

What should you do next if you need Perio help?

If you think this perio procedure might be a better alternative to periodontal gum grafting surgery, feel free to call us during business hours and schedule a consultation or send us an EMAIL at A short consultation with Dr. Kent Stringham and his team will enable you to make an informed decision. During the consultation, you can also see before and after photos from other patients that have undergone this treatment. Although we can’t tell you that this procedure is better or that we have special training with PST, we do want to provide you with all the information necessary to make an informed decision.

More Periodontal or Gum Surgery Calgary Information

What is gum recession?
Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. This can occur as a result of periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis), the natural aging process, or abrasive habits when it comes to brushing the teeth

Why should perio be taken seriously?
When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. This means that tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth along the gumline and beneath it. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness.

What is the Pinhole gum surgery (PST)?
Pinhole gum surgery is an option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is incision and suture free.

How does PST gum surgery differ from traditional gum grafting?
Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed. While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results AND a good patient experience can be achieved through the Pinhole Surgical Technique.

How is Pinhole gum surgery (PST) performed?
During the Pinhole Surgical Technique, a needle is used to make a small hole in the patient’s existing gum tissue. Through this pinhole, special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue. These tools help expand and slide the gumline to cover the exposed root structure. There are no grafts, no sutures, and no incisions needed with Pinhole gum surgery. It involves the adjustment of the existing tissue letting the body’s natural tendencies heal the area.

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