Sensitive teeth are often a sign of gum recession, a serious problem if left untreated. Patients do not often notice gum recession until they experience tooth sensitivity, indicated by pain or discomfort to extreme temperatures when eating or drinking hot and cold items. Receding gums can also be noticed through a visual inspection, such as when patients observe that some of their teeth appear longer than others.
Causes for gum recession include:
- Brushing teeth with too much force or too often;
- Grinding the teeth (bruxism);
- Habitual tobacco use;
- Hormone changes;
- Genetic predisposition.
Dr. Salloum provides receding gums treatment using the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™), an innovative procedure that uses simple instruments to put receded gum tissue back into place. Unlike a traditional gum graft, the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) does not involve cutting or suturing, and patients experience less discomfort, quicker recovery, and beautiful results.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) requires
no cutting or stitches
Effective and Safe
Allowing gum recession to continue without treatment is dangerous to overall dental health. Dr. Salloum recommends treating receding gums to protect surrounding gum tissue, the roots of teeth, and prevent teeth from becoming loose. If not reversed, periodontal disease could develop, eventually leading to tooth loss.
As opposed to traditional gum grafts, the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) is a less invasive form of gum recession surgery. Instead of cutting and restoring gum tissue using stitches, the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) utilizes a simple instrument to pull gum tissue into place, where it is fastened into place so that it can heal.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) has been proven effective and safe, resulting in less pain and discomfort, as well as faster healing time.