Causes of Receding Gums

Patients may develop gum recession after gum disease, but also if they are brushing their teeth too aggressively. We can address your oral health concerns during your visit.

Common Causes of Gum Recession:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Poor nutrition habits
  • Bruxism
  • Tobacco use
  • Body piercings

Why Should I Seek Treatment?

If you are feeling self-conscious about your smile because of gum recession, you may benefit from The Pinhole Surgical Technique instead of the traditional gum grafting procedure. This treatment can reduce tooth sensitivity and protect your teeth from further damage.

Reasons to Seek Treatment

  • Reduce the risk of tooth decay
  • Enhance the quality of your smile
  • Boost your self-confidence

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What Can I Expect With PST?

Dr. Peter Pang may recommend the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) if you have receding gums because of periodontal disease, teeth grinding habits, or because of tobacco usage. 

To perform this procedure, Dr. Pang makes a small hole using special instruments and loosens the gum tissue so he can move it to areas where the gums are receding. This treatment process is relatively simple and can be very effective for restoring the gum line without surgery.

Dr. Pang can perform this procedure on one or several teeth in a single visit and patients can enjoy immediate cosmetic benefits. Healing time is much shorter than traditional gum surgery and there is minimal or no bleeding or pain.