Minimally-Invasive Gum Grafts with Pinhole Surgery

When your gums begin receding, or pulling away from your teeth, one of the more common reasons is a developing case of periodontal disease. Sometimes, however, gum recession can occur before gingivitis sets in, exacerbating your chances of developing gum disease if not treated. Traditionally, receding gums can be treated with a minor surgical procedure to “graft” healthy tissues in place of the receded, or infected, section of your gums. Certified in the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™), however, Dr. Kania can help correct receding gums and reduce your risks of periodontitis without a scalpel, and without the need for sutures afterwards.

The PST™ Method

Invented and patented by Dr. John Chao, the Pinhole® Surgical Technique allows the doctor to treat many cases of gum recession in a more conservative manner than traditional gum graft surgery. The procedure involves creating a small hole, about the size of a needle, through which Dr. Kania can use specialized equipment to manipulate the gum tissues back into their proper position. A biocompatible collagen material placed between periodontal tissues and the roots of your teeth will promote healing and reattachment to restore the vitality of your gum tissues.

The benefits of pinhole gum grafts over more conventional methods include;

  • No need for surgical cuts in your gums
  • No need for sutures after the procedure
  • Almost-immediate improved cosmetic results
  • Almost-immediate reduced risk of gingivitis and gum disease
  • Preservation of maximum amount of healthy periodontal tissues
  • And more

Schedule Your Appointment Today

As a board-certified periodontist, Dr. Ann M. Kania is specially qualified to diagnose and treat issues concerning periodontal tissue and the supportive structures of a patient’s smile, as well as place dental implants to restore teeth lost to dental disease or trauma. Dr. Kania also offers the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) for minimally-invasive, scalpel-free gum grafting. To seek Dr. Kania’s expertise, contact her office today at (760) 642-0711.