The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ in Lafayette, LA


The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) is a minimally invasive gum surgery in Lafayette, LA, that requires no sutures or cutting. It is an alternative treatment for receding gums that doesn't involve cutting or having to reattach tissue. In fact, PST™ involves making a small pinhole to in existing gum tissue and gently gliding the loosened gum tissue over the exposed root.

Factors That Cause Gum Recession

There are many factors that can cause gum recession. Some of these factors include:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Aggressive tooth brushing
  • Inadequate or insufficient preventive care
  • Hormonal fluctuations caused by puberty, pregnancy or menopause
  • Teeth grinding or clenching
  • Crooked teeth or a misaligned bite
  • Body piercing in the lip or tongue

The Pinhole Procedure

Dr. Finley was the first to be certified in Louisiana to perform this procedure.

Benefits of PST Procedure

Some of the key benefits of PST™ include:

  • Minimally invasive alternative to gum surgery
  • Less bleeding, swelling, or pain than that is associated with gum surgery
  • Immediate cosmetic benefits
  • Corrects gum recession without invasive surgery
  • No incisions or sutures involved
  • Fast recovery and healing time
  • Multiple teeth can be treated in a single visit
  • Healthier and more attractive smile

Gum Recession Causes

If you are looking for another simpler, gentler treatment for receding gums, then ask us about PST™. Call Dr. James Finley about in Lafayette, LA, to learn how PST™ differs from other gum surgeries because it requires no grafting, cutting, or suturing. PST™ is quickly becoming the preferred method to treat gum recession. Exposed roots along the gum line can happen for a number of reasons such as misalignment, aggressively brushing teeth, or bruxism (clenching and grinding the teeth). Gum recession can make your teeth appear longer, drastically changing your smile, and invariably affecting how you look and feel. Not only that, but exposed roots can increase sensitivity, to pain and expose your teeth to decay, which are in fact common symptoms of gum recession.

Treating Receding Gums with PST™

If you are experiencing gum recession and want another alternative to gum surgery, the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is relatively painless and rarely requires pain medication. When patients undergo treatment for receding gums using the PST™ procedure, they tend to heal more quickly, reducing the chances for infections and complications, thereby giving faster results to a healthier gum line and a healthier looking smile.

PST™ is the alternative to traditional gum surgery because most patients have a speedier recovery time and experience fewer complications. The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ was developed by John Chao, D.D.S. This innovative procedure uses patented dental instruments to place a very small pinhole at the gum recession site to pull the loosened gum tissue over the exposed roots without suturing or cutting. Therefore, you don't have to look further for the perfect solution alternative to traditional gum grafting surgery. Call Dr. James Finley about The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ in Lafayette, LA, now to schedule your appointment, and take your first step towards resolving your gum recession issues without the hassle and complications of traditional gum surgery.

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