Gum disease ruins the soft tissues of your mouth and causes
your gums to recede. When left untreated, surgical methods are necessary to
repair the damage. Does that sound intimidate? Don’t worry. At our office,
Dr. Andrew T. Mohlman
employs the new Pinhole
Surgical Technique (PST)
A receding gum line exposes the roots of your teeth. It’s
unsightly, and it leaves your teeth vulnerable to damage and loss. Sometimes a
deep cleaning is enough to encourage healthy growth of gum tissues, but not
The pinhole surgical procedure
is a fast way to treat the
problem and recovery times are minimal. Most patients experience only minor
swelling or bleeding. You also benefit from the cosmetic and functional aspects
of a healthy gum line right away.
Here’s how it works:
Your mouth is numbed with an anesthetic
A cleaning procedure removes all infectious
Doctor Mohlman uses a special tool to create
pinhole entry points in your gums
The tool lifts and drags your gums back into
Collagen inserts stabilize the gums in place
while they heal
Before this procedure, a dentist or oral surgeon had to rely on gum tissue grafts. This
older method requires surgical removal of gum tissue from the patient’s mouth.
This tissue is then used to repair other damaged areas. Stitches held those
patches in place. While still a useful technique, operating and recovery times
Are You a Candidate
for the Procedure?
When possible, this new technique is preferable to full-scale
surgery, but there must still be enough gum tissue present for the procedure to
work. In severe cases, there’s still hope. A gum tissue graft is often a viable
solution and can help to save your teeth from further damage.
Are you ready to find out how Doctor Mohlman can
help you? Contact
our office and schedule a consultation today.
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