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If you begin to experience gum recession then it would be very beneficial if you sought out early treatment. This is mainly because gum recession is a major warning sign that you may be in the very beginning stages of gum disease. Gum disease is important to treat when it is in its early stages in order to avoid it developing into advanced gum disease.
Gum Grafting: The Traditional Way To Treat Gum Recession
Traditionally gum grafting was considered the main form of treatment for gum recession. This is partly because it allowed the unhealthy tissue within a patient’s mouth to be replaced with healthy gum tissue that was taken from other parts of the patient’s mouth. While effective this form of gum recession treatment was also very invasive for the patient. Thanks to advancements in dentistry less invasive forms of gum recession treatment have emerged. One form is known as the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™).
What Is the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™)?
The Pinhole Surgical Technique is now being used to treat gum recession and it is a minimally invasive procedure. Gum grafting as described above involved cutting and suturing the gums. However, the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) only involves, as the name would suggest, making a tiny pinhole in the gum tissue. Then the next step is to slide this tissue around in order to cover the exposed gums. The traditional gum grafting process only allowed one or two teeth to be treated during each session, but with PST one major benefit is that multiple teeth can be treated.
Schedule Your Gum Recession Treatment Today
If you are experiencing gum recession then it would be very beneficial if you reached out to our periodontist office in Berkeley, CA to schedule your gum recession treatment. Doing so will be very beneficial and will also gives Dr. Keith Chertok the opportunity to discuss the pinhole surgical technique with you and your treatment.
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Keith Chertok, DDS
2620 Ashby Avenue, Suite 101
Berkeley, CA 94705
Current Patients: (510) 548-0150
New Patients : (510) 726-9727
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