The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™)

imagesCYHN2189Traditional treatment of gum recession and sensitive teeth has utilized gum grafting surgery, in which gum tissue is cut from an area of the mouth and sutured over the exposed area of the tooth.

In contrast, PST™ does not require the use of cutting or suturing gum tissue. Instead, Dr. Siwoski creates a tiny “pinhole” in the gum tissue, sliding the tissue down or up to cover the exposed area. Because there are no incisions, there is no bleeding and only minimal discomfort. The recovery time from PST™ is also much faster than traditional gum grafting.