Pinhole Gum Recession Surgery (PST) in Calgary
Pinhole Gum Recession Surgery is an important option when faced with gum surgery and periodontal treatments. It is an incision-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession. Through a small hole made by a point, Dr. Stringham (General Dentist) uses instruments to gently loosen the gum tissue and slide it over the receded part of the tooth. Again, there is no grafting, incision or suturing. Dr. Kent Stringham , is a general dentist in Calgary that can perform this type of gum surgery.
Are You A Candidate For treating gum recession?
Dr. Stringham in Calgary treats receding gums. 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 procedure even if you are not a regular patient. This form of surgery is an option that may be less invasive and may cost less than standard grafting surgery. Please note that not all people are candidates for this surgery. This evaluation is done by Dr. Kent Stringham who examines your gums for their rejunvenating status.
What Should You Do Next?
If you think the Pinhole Surgery or PST 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. A short consultation with Dr. Kent Stringham and his team will enable you to make an informed decision. During the consultation, we can show you before and after photos from other patients that have undergone this treatment. Although we cannot promote our specialized training and experience with this procedure, we want you to have all the information you need to help you make informed decisions.
More Pinhole Gum Recession Surgical Technique 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 or periodontitis), the natural aging process, clenching or grinding habits, or abrasive habits when it comes to brushing the teeth.
Why should gum recession 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. Also, the loss of tougher attached gum tissue occurs. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness.
What is Pinhole Surgery (PST)? Pinhole Surgery is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is incision and suture free. It is a different way to perform a pedicle graft.
How does the Pinhole Surgery (PST) 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, Pinhole Surgery is another option that, again, does not require grafting, sutures or incisions.
How is Pinhole Surgery (PST) performed? During Pinhole Surgery , a needle is used to make a small hole in the patients’ existing gum tissue. Through this pinhole, special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue. These tools help expand and slide the gum tissue to cover the exposed root structure. There are no grafts, no sutures, and no incisions needed with the Pinhole Surgical Technique. It involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.
Dr. Chao, a dentist in the United States, was granted a patent on the PST method and another on the PST instruments by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. More details of his methods can be viewed in “The Pinhole Surgical Technique, A Novel Approach to Root Coverage,” as published in October, 2012 issue of The International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, a peer-review journal in the United-States. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2012;32:521-531.)
Dr. Kent Stringham is a general dentist located in SE Calgary that provides pinhole gum surgery treatment.