PST™ - Pinhole Surgical Technique


understanding Causes of Gum Recession

Many patients with periodontal disease have gum recession and as a result, feel self-conscious about their smile. Gum recession is one of the side effects of gum disease but can also be the result of aggressive tooth brushing, hormonal fluctuations, and insufficient preventive care. You may also have receding gums because of a misaligned bite or because oral piercings have eroded the tissue. 


How PST™ Works

If your gums are starting to wear away because you have been using the wrong tooth brushing technique or because of gum disease, you may be a good candidate for the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™). Dr. Joe Gaspari can treat a single tooth with receding gums, or several teeth, using this innovative technique. Patients enjoy immediate results and virtually no downtime.





Benefits of PST™

The Pinhole Surgical Technique is a minimally-invasive procedure that is performed without making any incisions. Dr. Gaspari will create very small holes in the areas with gum recession and pull the existing tissue over the exposed teeth. This technique is a non-surgical alternative to gum recession surgery with the following key benefits: 


  • Fast healing and recovery time
  • No bleeding or swelling of the gums
  • Restores the gum line with natural-looking results
  • Provides immediate cosmetic benefits
  • Alternative to surgery


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If you have any concerns or questions about PST, or periodontal disease, please ask your dentist. 


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