Pinhole® Surgical Technique Medford, NJ & Moorestown, NJ

Pinhole® Surgical Technique: The Minimally-Invasive Alternative to Gum Grafting

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PST Can Correct Recession, No Matter its Cause

Receding gums happen when the gums pull away from the teeth, revealing more of the tooth and its roots. It commonly causes sensitivity and makes the teeth appear longer than the others. Gum recession may be caused by:

  • Gum disease
  • Brushing too aggressively
  • Trauma to the gums
  • Aging
  • Genetics

While many believe seeking treatment for gum recession is unnecessary, recession can lead to decay, extreme sensitivity and tooth loss if left to progress. Many of our patients fear undergoing surgery to correct recession, but at Canal Calem Periodontics we offer a virtually pain-free alternative to traditional gum grafting surgery, the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST).

The Pinhole Surgical Technique

Dr. Calem Explains the Pinhole Surgical Technique

Gum Treatment Alternative with Little-to-No Recovery Time

The Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) is an advanced solution that does not require the use of scalpels or stitches like its traditional predecessor, gum grafting. The minimally-invasive treatment is completed in as little as one appointment. With specially-designed tools that create a small pinhole in the gum tissue, our doctors gently move the gums into proper position over the teeth. The gums are then held in place by collagen strips, which promote faster healing as the gums reattach to the teeth to restore a natural-looking smile. The results are immediate, and most people are back to their regular routine the same or next day.

Happy, Healthy, Natural-Looking Gums

Restoring the health and beauty of your gums with the Pinhole Surgical Technique offers immediate cosmetic results and long-lasting health benefits. Without treatment, the teeth are put at risk of shifting, moving or falling out from a weakened support structure. With PST, we can help restore your teeth to a healthy state without the inconvenience of traditional gum grafting.


Take advantage of this minimally-invasive technique from one of our professionally-trained periodontists, Dr. Mario Canal or Dr. Ben Calem. Call our office today to schedule your consultation.
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