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Factors that Cause Gum Recession

Gum recession can occur very gradually and you may need gum surgery with Dr. Tatyana Pihur to restore your gum line in San Francisco, CA. Some of the factors that cause gum recession include:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Genetics
  • Incorrect brushing technique
  • Insufficient oral care
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Bruxism
  • Crooked teeth
  • Misaligned bite
  • Body piercings

The Pinhole Procedure

Benefits of the PST™ Procedure

Some of the benefits of PST™ include:

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • No bleeding or swelling associated with gum surgery
  • Provides immediate cosmetic benefits
  • Corrects receding gums without surgery
  • No incisions or sutures involved
  • Fast healing time
  • Multiple teeth treated in a single visit
  • More attractive smile

The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ in San Francisco, CA

If you have been diagnosed with gum disease and are showing signs of receding gums, Dr. Pihur may recommend PST™ to restore the gum line and create a beautiful smile. This is an incision-free procedure in which Dr. Pihur makes a small entry point with special instruments to loosen the gum tissue and move it over the areas that have receded. Many patients who undergo this procedure are surprised at how painless the process is, and how quickly they recover.

Treating Gum Recession with PST™

One of the early signs of gum disease is gum recession, but your gums can also recede when you use the wrong brushing technique or toothbrush, or if you maintain a grinding or clenching habit. Traditional gum surgery techniques involve removing healthy tissue from one area and grafting it onto the area in need. PST™ is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery because there is no cutting of the tissue involved.

PST™ has been deemed a breakthrough procedure for the treatment of gum recession and could be just what you need to restore your healthy smile. If you are concerned about gum recession and want to explore alternatives to traditional gum grafting surgery, schedule your consultation in San Francisco, CA, with Dr. Pihur today.