Have you ever had a tooth that was super sensitive at the gumline? Like when you brush? Or, if something cold touches it? Some people call them “zingers”. One thing you can probably agree on is, it’s no fun! Not to mention, it’s not very pretty. Or maybe you don’t like your smile because you have those ugly yellow or brown places at your gumline. Exposed root surface does not look nice and most of the time is even YELLOW. It can be caused by several things, such as brushing too hard, clenching and grinding (bruxisum), trauma, periodontal disease and gingivitis, tobacco use, misaligned teeth, poor or insufficient dental care, tongue and lip piercings, etc.
In the past, our only option to combat this problem was to do a gingival graft. This is where a piece of tissue (the graft) is “cut” from the roof of the mouth (palate) and sutured over the exposed root surface, thus “grafting” onto the surrounding tissues. It’s painful and it takes a while to heal.
Let me introduce you to the latest and greatest option: the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST). This method covers the exposed root surface, also combating recession, sensitivity and root surface exposure, but there is NO cutting, NO sutures, and NO graft! This technique offers one treatment session, minimal swelling and discomfort, and long term results to help prevent tooth loss. The end results offer a more youthful and attractive smile, without ugly, receding gums.
If you have recession, check out this method to rejuvenate your gum tissues. You’ll have a more youthful, healthier smile. Visit the following link or give us a call to learn more.