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Treatment Options for Receding Gums

In order to restore your oral health, you will need to seek professional treatment with Dr. Dennis Prat in Oakland, CA for receding gums.

Gum recession treatment and prevention options include:

The Pinhole Procedure

Why Is Treatment Necessary?

The reason gum recession treatment is very important is that it impacts many facets of your life. How you feel about yourself, what other people think about you, as well as your very own health as a living person can be at stake, depending on the severity of the gum disease. Gum recession is one of the most prominent symptoms of gum disease.

Gum Recession Treatment Options in Oakland, CA

Gum recession can happen so gradually over time that many people are not aware they have a problem until they start to experience symptoms associated with the damage their gingival recession is causing. This condition will not go away on its own and needs to be treated professionally. Gum recession can be treated in a number of ways, including with a breakthrough procedure called the Pinhole Surgical Technique™. Dr. Dennis Prat is uniquely trained to perform this procedure and provide other options for receding gums surgery in Oakland, CA.

Gingival recession can cause gum pain and severe tooth sensitivity. Once the gum tissue surrounding your teeth has worn down, it does not grow back. The most common cause of gum recession is periodontal disease, which is a severe form of gum disease that can cause you to experience jaw bone and tooth loss over time. The effects of receding gums will impact your appearance, how you feel about yourself, and your overall oral health. It is important to seek treatment immediately.

Gum Recession Treatment Options

Dr. Prat will suggest one of the following to control and prevent your gum recession:

  • Switch to a soft bristled or an electric toothbrush.
  • Use proper tooth brushing techniques.
Periodontal therapy
This may be recommended if periodontal disease is the cause of your gum recession.
Gum grafting
Gum tissue from a site within your mouth, or donor tissue, is used to restore the gum volume in the areas of recession.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique™
A minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum recession surgery, this procedure requires no incisions, stitches, or second surgical site.

Early detection and treatment are very important to minimize discomfort and damage caused by gum recession. To learn more about the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ and other options for treating your gum recession in Oakland, CA, call Dr. Prat’s office to schedule your consultation today!

Our Office

The Dental Touch
Dr. Dennis Prat
4215 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611

Phone: (510) 931-1178

About Us

Oakland dentist Dr. Dennis A. Prat provides a wide range of dental treatments including: preventative, restorative, cosmetic, pediatric, sedation and minimally invasive dentistry. Schedule a free dental implant or gum surgery consultation today!

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  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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