Factors that Cause Receding Gums

Many people have receding gums for the following reasons:

• Gum disease
• Genetic predisposition
• Wrong tooth brushing technique
• Poor oral hygiene
• Neglecting oral care
• Hormonal fluctuations
• Misaligned bite
• Body piercings

Benefits of the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™)

Some of the key benefits of PST™ include:

• Reduces sensitive teeth
• Minimally invasive treatment
• No bleeding or swelling
• Immediate cosmetic benefits
• Restores gums without surgery
• Fast recovery and healing time
• Can be performed on multiple teeth
• Restores a beautiful smile

The Pinhole Procedure

Receding Gums Treatment in Springfield, MO

If Dr. Jody Vance finds that you have receding gums, he may recommend PST™ to restore the gum line and create a healthy smile. This minimally invasive procedure involves loosening the gum tissue using a special tool and then moving the tissue over the areas missing gum tissue. Collagen strips are placed to hold the tissue in its new position and to promote proper healing of the treatment area. Multiple teeth can be treated in a single visit and this can be a corrective procedure for patients with sensitive teeth.

Treating Receding Gums with PST™

PST™ was developed by a dentist and is a patented procedure. It is considered to be a breakthrough treatment for gum recession because it offers so many benefits to the patient and does not require cutting of the gums. Gum grafting is procedure for treating gum recession, but does involve incisions and sutures, as well as a longer recovery period. PST™ is an effective gum grafting alternative and does not require removing additional tissue.

If you have sensitive teeth and think you may need gum recession treatment, you may be a candidate for PST™. Schedule your consultation in Springfield, MO with Dr. Vance today!