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Gum Recession Factors

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

Benefits of PST Procedure

Some of the key benefits of PST™ include:

  • Minimally invasive alternative to gum surgery
  • No bleeding, swelling, or pain that is associated with gum surgery
  • Immediate cosmetic benefits
  • Corrects gum recession without surgery
  • No incisions or sutures involved
  • Fast recovery and healing time
  • Multiple teeth can be treated in a single visit
  • Healthier and more attractive smile

Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™

People who have suffered with gum recession in the past know their options to restore their gum tissue have been few and fairly invasive. There is good news for today’s patients in the form of a breakthrough gum rejuvenation procedure called the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™). Dr. Dennis Prat is uniquely trained and certified to provide his patients with the PST™ procedure and reverse receding gums in Oakland, CA.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ was invented and patented by a dentist named Dr. John Chao, and this unique gum rejuvenation procedure is being taught to select dentists around the world. It is considered a breakthrough therapy for gum recession and Dr. Prat has undergone extensive training to provide you with this minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum recession surgery.

Before the procedure, Dr. Prat will make sure the area receiving the gum rejuvenation is sufficiently numb to ensure you are comfortable throughout your entire visit. A small hole is made in your gum tissue and a special instrument is used to gently loosen and reposition viable gum tissue in the areas of recession. Collagen strips are placed to promote healing. There are immediate cosmetic results with minimal pain, bleeding, and swelling. With such a fast recovery time, many patients are surprised to find they can return to their regular activities the very same day.

Key Benefits of PST ™

  • Immediate cosmetic improvements
  • Minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum recession surgery
  • No incisions or stitches
  • No second surgical site
  • No swelling, bleeding, or pain associated with traditional gum surgery
  • Quicker recovery and healing times
  • Multiple teeth can be treated in one visit
  • A healthy, natural looking smile

Gingival recession can cause many oral problems and affect your overall quality of life. To find out more about your gum rejuvenation options and PST™ 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!

Office Hours

  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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