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Pinhole Surgical Technique or PST

January 15, 2016
Posted By: Dr. Lucio Kim
Man sitting in dental chair | Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) Dr. Lucio H. Kim, DDS

Gum disease is an issue that affects nearly fifty-percent of Americans. If left untreated, minor gum disease can progress to periodontal disease, which will start to cause your gums to recede and pull away from your teeth. Though there are a few ways to repair receding gums from laser treatment to surgical grafting, the Pinhole Surgical Technique is one of the least invasive and most effective ways to repair gum recession. Dr. Lucio H. Kim is one of the few dentists that is trained and experienced in this technique.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique

The Pinhole Surgical Technique is done by using a needle to make a small hole in the gum tissue. A special instrument is then placed into the hole to loosen the gum tissue from the teeth receiving the treatment. Once the gum tissue is loosened, the instrument is then used to gently push and slide the gum line down and over the area of the tooth exposed by gum recession.

Why Get the Pinhole Surgical Technique?

Once of the major benefits of the PST treatment is that it is less invasive than most gum treatments. Instead of cutting a piece of gum from another area of your mouth, it uses the existing gum to repair the damage. Because it is less invasive, there is less pain after the treatment and the recovery time is significantly less. The results are more natural looking and will last much longer than grafting or laser treatments. It is also much more affordable than other treatments because it is minimally invasive and doesn’t require surgery.

See if You Qualify

Most people who want to get the Pinhole Surgical Technique procedure will qualify even if they have been turned down for other procedures. Dr. Lucio H. Kim is one of the few dentists who can provide this treatment to their patients so if you live in the Glendale, CA area and would like more information on the Pinhole Surgical Technique and how it can give you a healthier and more attractive smile, please contact Dr. Lucio H. Kim, DDS and his knowledgeable team today to schedule your consultation.


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