What makes this procedure stand out is the fact that it uses no scalpels or sutures, causes minimal bleeding and discomfort and can be performed quickly.
WEST COVINA, Calif. (PRWEB) March 23, 2020
Dual board-certified periodontist, Dr. Jin Kim, provides minimally invasive gum recession treatment to West Covina, CA and surrounding areas. Through an innovative procedure called the Pinhole® Surgical Technique, Dr. Kim is able to gently reposition the soft tissues affected by gum recession into proper position without having to use scalpels or sutures. Gum recession is a common occurrence and can be caused by numerous factors including age, tobacco use and gum disease.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) is a revolutionary treatment method for those suffering from gum recession. What makes this procedure stand out is the fact that it uses no scalpels or sutures, causes minimal bleeding and discomfort and can be performed quickly. The process involves simply making a small hole in the gum tissue just above the site of recession and, with the use of ultra-fine tools, gently repositioning the gum tissue back down over the exposed tooth roots. The tissue is then held in place with collagen strips and patients see virtually instantaneous results without the discomfort of traditional gum recession therapy. Dr. Kim is certified and trained to offer this modern treatment solution, and provides it at both of his offices, with locations in Diamond Bar and West Garden Grove, CA.
Gum recession is a common condition that occurs when the gum tissue surrounding teeth begins to pull away from its natural, healthy position. This can be caused by genetics and age, but outside influences like tobacco use, gum disease or trauma can also make the gums recede. When the gum tissue pulls away from the teeth, it exposes the sensitive tooth roots to damage and decay. Patients often notice dark triangles between teeth, discoloration or tooth sensitivity as this occurs. Without treatment, teeth can become severely damaged and may eventually require significant dental work or extraction. A leading cause of gum recession is gum disease. When bacteria infects the gum tissue, the tissue begins to pull away from the teeth. Patients seeking treatment for gum recession often need to have gum disease concerns treated first to establish a healthy foundation.
Dr. Kim specializes in modern approaches to dentistry, including treatment of gum recession in a minimally invasive and gentle way. The PST treatment is known for being a gentle alternative to traditional gum grafting and for treatment of gum disease, Dr. Kim offers laser dentistry. With laser dentistry, gum disease can be eradicated without the use of scalpels or sutures. Those patients who experience dental anxiety or fear can receive sedation dentistry, including oral sedation and general anesthesia, to ease worry and discomfort during care. For most gum recession cases, sedation is not needed, but is an option for those with dental phobias.
Patients interested in receiving treatment for gum recession in West Covina, CA or surrounding areas are encouraged to contact Dr. Kim. Consultations can be made by visiting the website at http://www.drjinkim.com or calling 909-860-9222 for the Diamond Bar location or 714-898-8757 for the West Garden Grove location.
About the Periodontist
Dr. Jin Kim is a periodontist dedicated to providing personalized dental care in Diamond Bar and Garden Grove, CA. Dr. Kim attended the University of Sydney Faculty of Dentistry before furthering his education with an advanced degree in pathology from the Medical School of the same University. Dr. Kim completed a periodontics and implant surgery residency at UCLA School of Dentistry and is board-certified by the American Board of Periodontology and the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. He is a past president of the Western Society of Periodontology and was also inducted to be a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Dentists and earned Fellowships in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Kim lectures and holds faculty positions at a number of universities including UCLA School of Dentistry and abroad. He has spoken at no less than 36 different countries across the globe as well as national and international academic and clinical associations and universities including the International Association of Dental Research, American Academy of Periodontology and Academy of Osseointegration. To learn more about Dr. Jin Kim and the services he offers, visit his website at http://www.drjinkim.com or call 909-860-9222 for the Diamond Bar location or 714-898-8757 for the West Garden Grove location to schedule an appointment.