Chances are, if you have gum recession and know you need treatment you have heard about gum grafting. If you are concerned with the pain and healing time, you are not alone. Thankfully, our dentists are trained in modern gum grafting procedures that are relatively simple; they can often be accomplished with donor tissue, so that none has to be removed from your own body. We have also undergone specialized training the gum grafting alternative, the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™). PST can offer patients a more comfortable experience, eliminating such concerns with traditional treatment as incisions, sutures, and longer healing times. Custom gum recession treatment helps stabilize teeth and reduce their sensitivity while improving the cosmetic appeal of the smile. Our entire team in Scarborough, ON is trained in gum grafting techniques and PST to treat your gum recession and help return teeth to an attractive and healthy condition.
Gum grafting, though a surgical procedure, is very effective and has a high success rate for reducing gum recession. It does involve incising the gum tissue to place new tissue over the exposed tooth roots, but our modern techniques work to make this procedure as minimally invasive as possible. Once the graft is in place, we carefully suture the gum tissue in place. With time, the tissues heal together, helping reduce tooth sensitivity and a “lengthened” appearance. For patients who wish to avoid scalpels altogether, PST can effectively return gum tissue to a more ideal location over the tooth roots without making incisions in the gum tissue. We use specialized tools to create a “pinhole” in the gums where we can gently guide gum tissue to a more ideal location. There are no cuts, stitches or lenghty recovery times. We can also treat multiple areas at once with PST, and the results are immediate. Whether you are a candidate for traditional gum grafting or PST, we take care that your gum recession treatment is comfortable and effective at improving the health and appearance of your teeth.
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