13 Oct What is Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)
What is Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)?
So you’ve been told you have receding gums and may need corrective surgery to correct the recession. We’d like to inform you about a minimally invasive procedure that’s sweeping the nation. Patients are loving the results. And, dentists are huge fans of scalpel-free, suture-free measures. Continue to read to learn more about an avenue that may be great for you!
First, let’s address gum recession and the potential causes.
Gum recession is really the process in which the margin of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wears away, or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth or its root. When gum recession occurs, “pockets,” or gaps, form between the teeth and gum line, making it easy for disease-causing bacteria to build up. If left untreated, the supporting
tissue and bone structures of the teeth can be severely damaged, and may ultimately
result in tooth loss.
Most people don’t know they have gum recession because it occurs gradually. The first sign of gum recession is usually tooth sensitivity, or you may notice a tooth looks longer than normal. Typically, a notch can be felt near the gum line.
Gum recession is not something you want to ignore. But, don’t fret. Gum recession is a common dental problem that can be corrected. South Tulsa Smiles in Tulsa, Oklahoma is certified to perform the revolutionary Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique
(PST) for correcting receding gum lines.
So, what is PST really? In a nutshell, PST is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure. Through a small hole made by a needle, South Tulsa Smiles uses specially designed instruments to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no cutting or stitching, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling, and bleeding). Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.
Tired of dealing with sensitivity at the gum line? Want to protect your teeth from potential loss? Call South Tulsa Smiles in Tulsa, Oklahoma today to schedule your free consultation.