The Pinhole Procedure

Factors That Cause Gum Recession

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

Treatment for Receding Gums in Encino, CA

Treating gingival recession is now easier with the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) – a faster, minimally invasive treatment for receding gums in Encino, CA with Dr. Alfred Penhaskashi.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique™

  • Minimal pain and swelling 
  • Same day results 
  • No sutures necessary
  • No tissue grafting 
  • Healing time is fast

Reverse Gingival Recession with the Pinhole Surgical Technique™

If you have gingival recession, there is an alternative to having a traditional gum grafting procedure and it is called the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™). Fully trained and certified to perform PST™, Dr. Penhaskashi now utilizes special, patented tools and technology to create a more attractive and healthier smile for patients with gingival recession in less time and fewer office visits. Outcomes are truly remarkable and patients are able to see the results almost immediately, with little downtown afterward.

Why Gingival Recession Happens

Gum recession can result from genetic issues, bruxism, health problems, lifestyle habits, and previous dental treatment, but is usually symptomatic of gum disease. Gum disease is caused by bacteria that proliferate under the gum line and between the teeth. Without professional treatment, the gum tissue can start to recede, leaving less coverage for sensitive tooth roots. Tooth root exposure can be painful and unsightly but it also puts teeth in danger of root decay or damage. If you do have gum disease, Dr. Penhaskashi can address it first with gentle laser therapy before your gingival recession treatment. Unlike tissue grafting, PST™ does not require transplanting any tissue to the recession areas – all of the treatment is performed on the gum line instead. Small, negligible holes are made near the recession areas and tools are used to loosen the tissue and pull it over the roots. The process makes it possible for gums to heal without stitches. Patients with gingival recession see beautiful results the same day.

Modern treatment for receding gums in Encino, CA is here with Dr. Penhaskashi. Call now for your consultation.
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Dr. Alfred Penhaskashi
5363 Balboa Blvd Suite 226
Encino, CA 91316


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