Berkeley, California (EastBayDaily) — Dental patients looking for the latest in periodontics in Berkeley, CA to reverse the effects of gum recession can now visit Dr. Keith Chertok for his treatment with the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. This minimally invasive procedure starts with a literal pinhole being made into the gums and then using existing gum tissue to cover areas of recessing without making any cuts or adding stitches.
Receding gums are a common symptom of gum disease. When not properly treated, periodontal infection can raise a patient’s risk of developing serious medical conditions such as cancer, stroke or diabetes. Gum recession can also lead to the loss of teeth when there is no longer enough gum to support teeth properly. As a leader in advanced periodontics in Berkeley, Dr. Chertok knows that without teeth in place, the associated bone is at risk for deterioration. When this happens, a person’s face can appear misshapen and subsequent speech or other issues can occur. Treating gum disease and preventing unnecessary loss of gum tissue is therefore a central manner in which many conditions and problems can be avoided.
Worldwide, there are only a little over 100 providers that have been certified to provide the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique and Dr. Chertok is one of them. Dr. Chertok’s commitment to leading-edge technologies and procedures makes it possible for Berkeley-area residents to get the top periodontics care. When faced with severe gum recession, no longer do patients have to simply accept the process or consider invasive surgeries such as gum grafts. In the Pinhole technique, a small pin first makes a hole in the gum and then guides the tissue over any areas of exposed tooth, providing the needed layering of gum.
The ability to repair receding gums without extensive surgical procedures, scalpel cuts or stitches has the ability to transform gum recession treatment options for many people. If you are concerned about receding gum lines, you are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chertok today. You can learn about the treatment options that are best suited for you.
About The Doctor
Keith Chertok, DDS is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for Berkeley, CA gum disease patients. Dr. Chertok graduated in the top five percent of his class from the New York University College of Dentistry and was elected to the honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He received the Quintessence Award for excellence in Periodontics and went on to complete a Hospital Residency program at the New York VA hospital. Dr. Chertok arrived in California to study Periodontics and Implantology at UCSF. He taught at the Dugoni School of Dentistry and UCSF dental school and continues to teach education courses to dentists and dental hygienists. Dr. Chertok is the attending periodontist in charge of periodontal education for the dental residents at the Veterans Hospital Healthcare System of Northern California at Mare Island. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Keith Chertok and his dental services visit his website at http://www.berkeleyperiodontist.com and call 510-423-0748.