Dr. William Tetteh-Martey - DMD

Do not wait to receive treatment for receding gums.
Minimize the disease and damage gingival recession can cause and seek treatment immediately. Call 858.490.4682 to make an appointment today! 

What are the advantages of the pinhole periodontal disease surgery over other forms of treatment?

Traditionally, gum recession is treated by grafting, which involves the patching of one’s gums with connective tissue sourced from a tissue bank or another part of the body, such as from the roof of one’s mouth or surrounding gum tissue. Once it is patched into place, the gum tissue will be stitched up and left to heal naturally over the next couple weeks. Due to the sensitivity and fragility of a connective tissue graft right after it is attached, recovery may take anywhere from one to two weeks. During that time, patients are only permitted to eat soft, cool foods and must be careful when brushing or flossing so as not to disturb the grafted areas.

While connective tissue grafting is predictably successful, grafting is not always the optimal cosmetic solution, since the graft tissue may not be an exact color match to the natural gum tissue around the recessed site. Also, postoperative symptoms, including bleeding and pain around the site where the tissue was grafted can be a hindrance to one’s daily life.

The pinhole periodontal disease surgery technique, which is available at our San Diego office, can help you achieve more natural-looking results, faster recovery time, and less pain and discomfort after your procedure.

Dr. Akef has personally received extensive training and certification to perform the Pinhole Surgical Technique TM from none other than Dr. Chao himself, giving him the expertise needed to complete this revolutionary gum recession treatment for patients safely and effectively.

Dr. Akef, a certified periodontist, is one of the few dentists in San Diego who are qualified to perform this procedure. If you suffer from gum recession and want faster, more natural-looking results, contact our office today to see if pinhole recession coverage technique surgery is the right one for you!

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I found this office through a friend referral at work. I had Dr. Sean Pierce see me and my husband as well. We met Letty A. our dental assistant, who was very nice and helpful. The front office staff has been very friendly and welcoming. Rebecca and Carina always greet us kindly. MY Hygienist, Paria was amazingly gentle during my teeth cleaning.

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