Gum grafting is the process of taking healthy tissue from the roof of the mouth and grafting it onto the gums to replace the missing or infected tissue. This is coupled with a deep cleaning where the hygienist will use specially designed tools to remove the plaque and tartar that is growing on the roots. These two treatments were relatively effective, but they were both invasive and time consuming.
There’s been a breakthrough in the treatment of gum recession: the Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™, a technique that helps heal receding gums with minimal invasiveness and pain. Unlike gum grafting, there is no cutting of the gum tissue.
PST reduces the likelihood of tooth loss by re-establishing the height of the gum to cover any exposed root surface. Dr. Tan’s applied his own unique process to encourage gum cell development and the resulting rejuvenated gum is thicker and resistant to recession.