The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) FAQs

Two pictures show traditional gum grafting surgery and the suturing that occurs and a picture that shows no suturing with the pinhole surgical technique
Gum recession use to have to be treated with Gum grafting which can be a painful procedure having long recovery time. With the Pinhole Surgical Techniqueâ„¢, there is no pain and the healing occurs almost immediately.

Is PST as painful as traditional gum grafting?

PST is a virtually pain-free method to treat gum recession because only a very small entry point is created during the procedure.

Does PST cure gum disease?

No, the cause of the gum disease must be treated separately prior to performing PST. For periodontal disease therapy please see more about LANAP, Laser Gum Therapy.

What is collagen?

Collagen is a protein that occurs naturally in the body and is the main component of connective tissue.

Will I be able to eat after PST?

Yes, there are no food restrictions following PST.

How much time will I need off from work?

Patients are able to resume their normal duties immediately after having PST.

How long is the recovery time?

The entry point incision is virtually undetectable by the next day.

Does it work as well as traditional gum grafting?

Yes, studies have shown that PST patients enjoy the same success rate as traditional gum grafting patients without the discomfort.

What if I have to have more than one tooth done?

PST can be performed on up to 10 teeth at a time.