For many men and women, gum recession happens gradually. Over time, their gums begin to recede, making their teeth look longer than normal, and causing problems like sensitivity at the site of the recession. When gum tissues recede, the root surfaces of the teeth become exposed. These areas are more vulnerable to decay and damage compared with the crown, or enamel portion, of the tooth.
Patients of Dr. Grace Sun who are interested in fixing their receding gums permanently but are looking for a gum grafting alternative will be pleased to know that she performs the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) on appropriate candidates. This revolutionary type of gum recession surgery enables people to completely solve their gum recession without the need for incisions or sutures.
When John Chao, D.D.S., invented PST™, he did so as a gum grafting alternative for patients who wanted a gum recession remedy that did not require much downtime, bleeding, or discomfort. PST™ allows Dr. Sun to restore recession directly at the site. Through a pinhole sized opening, Dr. Sun is able to gentle reposition gum tissue to cover exposed roots. She then applies small pieces of collagen to hold the tissue in place while healing. This gives patients an instant and noticeable improvement from the time they leave our office. Plus, recovery is much faster thanks to this gum grafting alternative. Candidates for PST™ gum recession surgery in Los Angeles, CA must have enough gum tissue for her to perform the procedure. A thorough appointment with Dr. Sun prior to any receding gum treatment will be necessary to ensure that the best solution is applied.
Call our office in Los Angeles, CA today for more information about Pinhole surgical technique(PST™), a minimal or non invasive gum rejuvenation technique and set up your appointment: 310-274-4200.