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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

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

Receding Gums Treatment in San Jose, CA

 Dr. Wehle and Dr. Chao, inventor of Pinhole Surgical Technique
Dr. Wehle and Dr. Chao, Inventor of PST

There are several things that could be causing your receding gums. Some factors could be out of your hands while others can be easily identified and managed with proper oral hygiene techniques and healthy lifestyle habits. Whatever the cause for your receding gums, a gum rejuvenation treatment should be high on your priority list! Dr. Danielle Wehle offers her patients receding gums treatment in San Jose, CA.

Without their protective gum tissue surrounding them, your teeth are at a much higher risk for sensitivity, decay, and periodontal disease. Dr. Wehle is trained and certified to provide her patients the unique gum rejuvenation treatment known as the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™). PST™ is a ‘breakthrough’ technique invented by John Chao D.D.S. that is a much less invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery. With PST™ Dr. Wehle does not have to make large incisions, use stitches, or take any tissue from a second surgical site!

Before treatment Dr. Wehle will ensure the area to receive the gum rejuvenation is properly numb allowing for the most comfortable experience possible. A small ‘pinhole’ is made in the gum tissue and special instruments are used to loosen and pull down viable gum tissue over the areas of recession. Collagen strips are placed to encourage healing and an immediate cosmetic result can be seen before you even leave the chair! Many patients can even resume their daily routine shortly after leaving the office.

Benefits with the Pinhole Surgical Technique™

  • No bleeding, discomfort, pain, or swelling associated with traditional gum surgery
  • Corrects receding gums without surgery
  • No cutting, no stitches, and no second surgical site
  • Minimally invasive
  • Instant cosmetic results
  • Quick healing and recovery time
  • Multiple teeth can be treated at one visit
  • Restore a beautiful and healthy smile
Receding gums can happen so gradually, most patients wait until it is too late. Guard your teeth against devastating periodontal disease and restore a beautiful healthy smile with PST™; a minimally invasive gum rejuvenation solution! Call Dr. Wehle to schedule your consultation today!

Before and after Pinhole Surigcal Technique (PST)

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Willow Glen Dental Care
Danielle Wehle, DDS
1600 Willow St # 203
San Jose, CA 95125



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