The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ - Springfield, MO
Treatment for Receding Gums Without the need for Surgery
Pinhole Surgical Technique™ Is A Gum Graft Alternative
If your gums have worn away after gum disease or you have a receding gum line, talk to Dr. Leo Tokarczyk about the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™). He is one of just a few doctors in the area who offer PST™. This procedure has proven to be extremely effective for restoring the gum line with minimal trauma to the tissue. It is a viable alternative to gum graft surgery for gum recession treatment in Springfield, MO and surrounding areas. Since there is no cutting or sutures involved, your gums heal quickly and you can enjoy immediate results.
Benefits Of Pinhole Surgical Technique™
How We Perform The Procedure
Dr. Tokarczyk has extensive experience performing this innovative gum recession treatment in Springfield, MO and surrounding areas. First, we numb the soft tissue and then make a very small hole in the gums. Dr. Tokarczyk uses special instruments to gently push existing tissue over areas where the gums have worn away. He can then reshape and mold the gums into a more attractive shape so that the final result looks very natural.
What To Expect Afterwards
Patients with receding gums who undergo treatment with PST™ enjoy a fast healing time and minimal discomfort post-procedure. We may instruct you to take an anti-inflammatory medication for a few days after treatment but pain medication is typically not necessary. You will need to refrain from using tobacco products and be mindful when brushing and flossing your teeth during the healing process. Most patients see visible results right after treatment and can look forward to a healthier, more attractive smile.