Gum Grafting vs. the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ in Simpsonville, SC
Gum grafting and the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) are two major procedures used to reverse the effects of gum recession. Dr. Matt Bynum offers gum grafting and PST™ in Simpsonville, SC to help reverse receding gums, resulting in a healthier smile.
Gum recession is the process by which gum tissue pulls away from the surfaces of teeth, leaving the roots exposed. Many times, the first sign of gum recession includes sensitive teeth and the appearance that some teeth are longer than others.
Receding gum tissue is often a result of periodontal disease (also known as gum disease), a degenerative condition that eventually leads to jaw bone and tooth loss if left untreated. Correcting gum recession is imperative to restoring and maintaining a healthy smile.
Gum Grafting to Reverse Receding Gums
Dr. Bynum provides gum grafting, a more traditional procedure to reverse receding gums. This technique requires Dr. Bynum to excise tissue grafts from different areas of the mouth, and then suture them onto the affected area where gum recession has occurred.
Because of the requirements of the procedure, gum grafting results in two areas of the mouth that must heal over the course of two to three weeks. Due to the healing time required, patients can only have one or two teeth treated at a time.
PST™ to Reverse Receding Gums
Dr. Bynum provides a gum grafting alternative in Simpsonville, SC by using an innovative treatment known as PST™. Using specialized instruments, Dr. Bynum makes one to two entry points in the gum tissue. He then gently moves gum tissue back to where it belongs, securing the area with collagen strips to keep the gum tissue in place during healing.
With PST™, advantages include:
- No incisions
- No sutures
- Minimal pain or swelling
- Very little downtime
- Instant cosmetic improvement!
Dr. Bynum is proud to offer both the traditional gum grafting procedure and a gum grafting alternative in Simpsonville, SC to reverse receding gums. Call our office today to make your appointment for gum recession treatment.