Gum recession can be both embarrassing and dangerous to your oral health. But correcting it may bring back your childhood fears of the dental chair - or not. The fact is that you can correct a receding gum line with a non-invasive surgical technique called "PST grafts."
The pinhole surgical technique (PST grafts) is a revolutionary new way of correcting serious gum line recession. It has many advantages over previous methods, and yet for all that, it doesn't always get the attention it deserves.
When you are short on gum tissue, your teeth are bound to suffer. First of all, it badly distorts your natural smile. But more importantly, it exposes your tooth roots to bacterial attacks that can end in root canals or even total tooth loss.
When dealing with too much gum tissue, you would need to consider crown lengthening as a periodontal solution; but when too little or wrongly placed gum tissue is the issue, your two major options are gum grafts plus stitches or PST grafts.
It pays to protect your periodontal tissue (gums), for it serves to guard your teeth, your oral health, and your overall health - besides preventing painful infection in your gum tissue itself. When you are experiencing gum problems, maybe despite your best efforts at good oral hygiene at home, it's time to see your periodontist to talk about possible periodontal treatments.