Offered by only 500 dentists in the world, Joel A. Goldenberg D.D.S. and Jessica Goldenberg D.D.S. are now certified to provide patients with this non-surgical gum rejuvenation technique.
PST™, or the Pinhole Surgical Technique™, is a new treatment for receding gums that requires no invasive surgery or downtime. This revolutionary treatment actually loosens the gum tissue without cutting or stitching. Patients are pleasantly surprised as there is minimal bleeding, swelling, or pain after the procedure that gives instant results.
Standard gum grafting requires cutting and removal of the graft tissue before it can be reattached. The old way required up to an hour and a half of surgery followed by one to two weeks recuperation time. PST™ is minimally invasive as all that is required for the gum tissue movement is a tiny pinhole made by a needle and specially designed instruments in order to guide the gum tissue over the areas that have receded.
Millions of people all over the planet are affected by receding gums, which is a symptom of periodontal disease. If left untreated, periodontal disease will eventually cause gums to recede leading to bone loss. Before PST™, people were wary of standard gum grafting because of painful surgery and uncomfortable downtime.
Traditional surgery required dentists to remove healthy gum tissue from another area of the patient’s mouth before suturing it to the affected tissue. Although effective, it meant pain and long recovery periods.
According to inventor John Chao, D.D.S. “The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ (PST) is a sophisticated yet seemingly simple way to move receding gums back into place without grafting surgery.” Chao also says that, “Rather than cutting and transferring gum tissue, the new technique takes just a few minutes per tooth treated with virtually no pain and no downtime.”
During your appointment for PST™, the affected area is cleaned before a local anesthetic is administered. Once the patient is numb, the entry point is made with a needle just above the tooth or teeth that require treatment. Dr. Goldenberg then uses a specialized patented dental instrument that is gently inserted into the tiny pinhole before putting the gums into position. Next, your dentist will use an angled patented instrument in order to glide collagen strips into the point of entry before placing under the gums. The collagen stimulates the patient’s body into generating additional collagen and keeps the patients gum tissue in place. PST™ takes about 30 to 60 minutes to complete regardless of how many teeth require treatment. The small entry point heals very quickly and is literally undetectable the following day.
Goldenberg Family Dentistry
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