Before now, surgical procedures in the mouth either involved making grafts or deep incisions. However, the several side effects of this procedure including severe post-surgical pains have left patients yearning for a more comfortable and relieving technique that at the same time effectively corrects oral defects. Thankfully, there is a new technique in vogue; rather than making grafts and incisions that lead to swollen and bleeding gums, this technique involves making a pinhole with a syringe needle in the alveolar mucosa some 6-7mm above the mucogingival junction. This technique improves on the tunnel technique by incorporating the use of special surgical instruments into the surgical procedure.
With these instruments, lifting the mucoperiosteal envelope of tissues to about 3-5 mm above the original level of tissue coverage can be easily achieved; also, the root of the teeth to be treated can be reinforced manually or chemically fortified. To cover up the pin holes, non-cross-linked collagen membrane strips or fibrin membranes rich in platelet are used. With this, the procedure is concluded. The following section below highlights the advantages of the Pinhole Surgical Technique
It Provides the Most Natural Looking Results
You don’t want to lose your natural look to teeth surgery; when the gums structure is altered due for example to swollen parts or scar from incisions, the arrangement of the teeth around the teeth arc is altered; this, in turn, affects teeth alignment and aesthetics. Pinhole Surgical Procedure offers the best in terms of the pre-surgical appearance of the gum. Limited contact and alteration to the cross-section of the gum under this technique maintain the gum’s natural look; so you find patients that have gone through this procedure still looking very original and confident in their oral aesthetics.
It Reduces Recovery Time
The limited area of the gum with pinhole incisions heal up in no time particularly because of the membranes used in stuffing them up; they act more as a catalyst that speeds up the process of knitting the cells of the tissues of the gum. This makes the pinhole incision cover up and heal up very fast. Other treatment procedures take up to 3 weeks or more before patients feel a complete relieve, but with Pinhole Surgical Technique, some patient recovers in less than 24 hours.
It Can Treat Multiple Areas at Once
Here is another angle to the relieve Pinhole Surgical Procedure affords you. While you may need to bear the throbbing pains of other treatment procedure several times, PST offer you a once and for all time surgical procedure that takes care of multiple gum recession infections as a result of the fact that pinhole surgical technique allows a dentist to focus on multiple areas of your mouth at the same time. You won’t get this benefit with any other treatment procedure.
In conclusion, PST offers the best treatment for a receding gum; whether yours is a case of root damage, tooth insensitivity or tooth loss, you don’t have to go through those harrowing experiences of cutting, grafting or stitching. With just a pinhole surgery session, you can resolve all comfortably.