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How the Treatment Works

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The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) is the leading-edge method in treating gum recession. The procedure corrects multiple sites ranging from a quadrant to full mouth in just one session. Before beginning the treatment, we apply local anesthetic to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure—however sedation options are also available. Next, we use special instruments to gently release your existing, healthy gum tissue back into its proper position. This technique only takes several minutes per tooth to perform and typically 1-2 tablets of ibuprofen or acetaminophen are taken post-treatment.

Dr. Karyn Mai is among a limited number of qualified dentists who have received special training to perform the Pinhole Surgical Technique. She is happy to provide a one-on-one consultation with you to answer any questions about the procedure.