The purpose of a Pinhole Gum Surgery consent form is to inform patients about the risks, benefits, and alternatives of the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST), a minimally invasive procedure used to treat gum recession. By making a small hole in the gums and using specialised instruments to reposition the gum tissue over the exposed tooth roots, this technique often results in less pain, swelling, and bleeding compared to traditional gum graft surgery, and allows for a quicker recovery time.
The Pinhole Gum Surgery consent form explains the potential risks and complications associated with the surgery, such as bleeding, infection, and temporary or permanent sensitivity in the treated area, as well as the benefits, such as improved aesthetics and oral health. Before signing the Pinhole Gum Surgery consent form, patients are encouraged to carefully read and ask any questions they may have, and to discuss any concerns with their dentist or periodontist. By signing the consent form, the patient acknowledges their full understanding of the procedure and gives consent to undergo the Pinhole Surgical Technique.