Receding gums are one of the most common side effects of gum disease. Some people may develop gum recession when they are using the wrong tooth brushing technique or if they are neglecting to brush and floss regularly and have excessive plaque buildup or tooth decay. No matter what the reason for receding gums may be, we do offer some effective treatment options that can restore the gum line. The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) is a minimally-invasive alternative to gum surgery and can help to restore the gum line without incisions or stitches.
This is a unique procedure because there is no surgery involved and patients can enjoy immediate cosmetic benefits. Dr. Scott Jett will make small holes in the gum tissue right above the areas with gum recession and then pull the gums down over the receded areas. We can treat a single tooth or multiple teeth with this procedure and there is no bleeding, inflammation, or swelling involved. PST can be an attractive alternative to surgery and will restore the gum line immediately.
PST may be the best treatment option for patients that are self-conscious about receding gums or teeth that are starting to appear larger than normal. The procedure is performed right in our office and does not involve making any incisions. The healing time is very fast and patients can get through the treatment with minimal pain and discomfort.
Schedule your consultation with Dr. Jett to discuss your options. Call (559) 436-8101 or fill out this form to request an appointment.