The damaging effects of gum recession go far beyond cosmetics. Gum recession is a leading symptom of gum disease, and gum disease can lead to loose and missing teeth and even complicate serious health conditions like heart disease and certain kinds of cancer. Gum recession itself can expose the root of the tooth and cause painful sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks. While there are a number of preventative measures one can take to avoid gum recession, once gum recession has occurred the gums will not naturally return to their proper position.
This is why gum recession surgery is often necessary. Recently, a new technique has been developed that provides a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum recession surgery for many patients. Dr. Jeffrey Zatzkin practices the Pinhole Surgical Technique™, also known as PST™, in Red Bank, NJ. Using this procedure, Dr. Zatzkin is able to shift the gums surrounding the area of gum recession so that they once again cover the tooth properly. Unlike gum grafts or other forms of gum recession surgery, this procedure requires only a small opening in the gums. No sutures are required, and no large incisions.
Benefits of Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™)
Gum recession is a serious problem, and PST™ has made its treatment easier than ever. PST™ offers the following benefits:
- Minimally invasive
- Reduces the bleeding and discomfort of traditional surgery
- No sutures and no incisions
- Speedy recovery time
- Multiple recession sites can be treated in one visit
- Increases the health of your mouth
- An immediate, noticeable difference in your smile
Dr. Zatzkin is a periodontist who specializes in gum treatments. If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for this minimally invasive treatment for receding gums in Tinton Falls, NJ, contact Dr. Zatzkin’s office today.