Dr. J. Robert Friedberg Extends Services to Deer Park, TX, Gives More Patients Access to a Minimally Invasive Treatment Option for Receding Gums

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Dr. J. Robert Friedberg has extended his practice to Deer Park, TX to offer individuals who suffer from receding gums the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ (PST™). This minimally invasive treatment repairs the damage of receding gums caused by gum disease without the cutting and suturing of traditional treatment.

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Dr. J. Robert Friedberg is pleased to invite patients from Deer Park, TX to experience the latest in receding gums treatment. Dr. Friedberg now offers the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) to Deer Park residents, and is one of the few periodontists in the country qualified to perform the procedure. With PST™, Dr. Friedberg is able to restore the gums without the trauma of gum grafting procedures.

Gum disease decimates the supporting structures that surround the roots of teeth, and even after treatment, many patients have issues with recession due to the loss of tissue. When individuals in Deer Park, TX are unable to resume a healthy diet because of pain from receding gums, a corrective skin grafting procedure is the only option many dental professionals are able to provide.

There are three types of grafts that may be used. Connective-tissue and free gingival grafts use tissue cut from the mouth. This is sutured over the exposed root in the hope that it will stimulate new collagen growth as it heals. If there is enough tissue in the surrounding gums, a pedicle graft is used. A flap is cut from the nearest healthy gum tissue, and this is pulled down or across the root and stitched in place. This process is not always successful, and recovery time often takes several weeks.

Now, Dr. Friedberg offers PST™ to patients in Deer Park, TX who suffer from receding gums. Using new surgical tools, he makes a tiny hole in the gums above the exposed root and loosens the tissue gently. The gums are guided back to their original location and held in place with a strip of collagen. As they heal, the collagen stimulates new growth to ensure continued coverage and a full recovery. Most patients report feeling no pain or sensitivity within a day or two after the procedure.

PST™ was developed by John Chao, DDS, in response to the need for less painful and invasive methods of oral treatment. Individuals who experience anxiety or fear at the thought of undergoing surgery for gum disease and recession can now take advantage of revolutionary alternative treatments at the practice of Dr. Friedberg. More information is available on his website.

About the Doctor

J. Robert Friedberg, DMD is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for patients in Houston Texas and the all surrounding areas. Dr. Friedberg earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Connecticut where he also completed a three-year residency in periodontology. Dr. Friedberg belongs to the one percent of dental professionals currently providing the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), the first FDA-cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. He is also among a select group of dental professionals in the country who have completed the training necessary to perform the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™, a procedure created and patented by Los Angeles dentist Dr. John Chao. To learn more about the dental services available at J. Robert Friedberg, DMD, please visit http://www.houston-perio.com or call (281) 674-7754.

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