Gum Recession

Dr. Phen Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Stockton and Modesto, CA

Gum recession is a condition where the gingival tissue has retreated from the base of the tooth and in some cases led to partial exposure of the tooth root. There are several causes for recession of the gums:

  • Gingivitis
  • Gum disease (periodontitis)
  • Rapid orthodontic shifting of teeth
  • Teeth clenching and grinding (bruxism)
  • Harsh tooth brushing habits
  • Tobacco use
  • Aging

Jeffrey Phen, DDS has had tremendous success rebuilding gingival tissue with the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST). Thisperiodontal procedure deviates from traditional gum surgery in that there is minimal downtime, no sutures, and no grafting site. Dr. Phen has personally trained with Dr. Chao in Los Angeles, and is certified to perform the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. For the procedure, a small pinhole is made in your gums and special instruments are used to pull down excess gum tissue to cover the areas of recession. Collagen strips are placed for healing with little to no bleeding, immediate cosmetic results, and a fast recovery time with most patients resuming their activities the very next day!

To find out more about treatment options for your receding gumsplease call our office at (209) 474-0888 to schedule your consultation today. We look forward to speaking with you!

Gum Recession


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