The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) is a minimally invasive alternative to gum grafting surgery and can be an effective treatment for receding gums resulting from periodontal disease. If you have gum recession and want to restore your healthy smile, schedule your consultation with Dr. Tatyana Fathi in San Francisco, CA today!

Here are some of the frequently asked questions about gum rejuvenation procedures and PST™:PDM_Man-3

Q: Does a gum rejuvenation procedure fix receding gums?
A: Gum rejuvenation procedures like PST™can restore receding gums by repositioning tissues over exposed tooth structure. Dr. Fathi can provide tips for preventing further gum recession during your visit.

Q: Will the procedure hurt?
A: PST™is a minimally invasive procedure and there is very little bleeding, swelling, or pain involved.

Q: How long will the procedure take?
A: Gum rejuvenation typically only takes up to 20 minutes per tooth. Traditional gum grafting after periodontal disease can take up to two hours per tooth because there is a significant amount of cutting and suturing involved. With PST™, you can have your gums restored in a single visit and enjoy results immediately.

Q: Why is having exposed roots a bad thing?
A: Exposed roots can be dangerous because these surfaces lack a protective enamel layer and are therefore more likely to develop decay.

Q: What causes gum recession?
A: Some of the most common causes of gum recession include periodontal disease, teeth grinding habits, and brushing too hard. If you notice your gums are receding, you must seek treatment to restore the gum line as soon as possible.

Q: How do I get started with a treatment plan for receding gums in San Francisco, CA?

A: You can schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Fathi when you are noticing the signs of gum recession or think you may have periodontal disease. Schedule your consultation for PST™ with Dr. Fathi today!