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

Minimally Invasive Gum Recession Surgery in Glen Ellyn, IL

The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) is a minimally invasive gum recession surgery that requires only a single, pinhole sized incision and no sutures. While traditional gum recession treatments usually involve multiple incisions and can take a while to heal, PST™ is designed to minimize recovery time and allow patients to return to their daily lives as soon as possible. To learn more about this new receding gums treatment in Glen Ellyn, IL, contact Dr. John Borello today!

Why is gum recession surgery necessary?

Gum recession is a dangerous condition that can wreak havoc on the teeth and gums if it is not treated. Although the early symptoms may not seem too severe, they can escalate over time and interfere with daily life if gum recession surgery is not provided. For example, the effects of a receding gum line are mostly cosmetic at first. Your teeth may appear larger and alter the appearance of your smile. However, once the root becomes significantly exposed, your teeth may become sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. Exposed root surfaces are at a much greater risk of decay and damage when compared to the enamel portions of the teeth.

How does PST™ work?

PST™ is a new gum recession surgery that is quickly becoming the most preferred treatment method. This is because it is minimally invasive and requires only a short time for recovery to take place. Rather than making multiple incisions in the gum tissue, only a single, pinhole sized entry point is made. Through this entry point, a series of specialized instruments are inserted and used to gently loosen the tissue. Then, the gums are slowly stretched over the exposed root surfaces to provide adequate coverage. Once the tissue is in place, tiny collagen strips are used to hold it there while it reattaches itself to the teeth.

PST™ has significantly improved our ability to provide minimally invasive gum recession surgery. To learn more about this new receding gums treatment in Glen Ellyn, IL, contact Dr. Borello and schedule your consultation today!

Our Doctor

Dr. Borello is a licensed periodontist with over three decades of experience. Which means, unlike regular dentists, he has specialized expertise necessary to keep your gums healthy, preventing many dental problems before they happen. So you go to the dentist less.

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Dr. John Borello
Glen Ellyn Location
45 South Park Blvd, Suite #222
Glen Ellyn, IL


Current Patients: (630)469-6609
New Patients: (630) 300-3534