Reverse Receding Gums

Receding gums are one of the most common symptoms of the gum disease epidemic sweeping America. Nearly 50% of people have gum disease. Most people are so afraid of painful surgery, they don’t seek treatment for receding gums.

At Green Dentistry in San Francisco, I love telling my patients about the high-tech, scalpel-free, and suture-free gum recession treatments we offer. Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation is a minimally-invasive treatment that can fix gum recession fast while using a holistic dentistry approach.

My high-tech and holistic approach to treating gum disease produces long-lasting results, improves your whole-body health, and restores your beautiful smile!

Call (415) 433-0119 to schedule your gum disease consultation. I’m here to help!

Dr. Patel, expert receding gums dentist

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Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation (PGR) vs. Traditional Gum Recession Surgery

Traditional Treatments

Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation

Painful & Invasive
Many people say they avoided gum recession treatments fearful of painful and invasive surgery.
Minimally Invasive & Low Pain
PGR is a scalpel free and suture free procedure offered in our calming, relaxing atmosphere. You’ll look and feel better fast!
Heals Slowly
Many surgical gum recession treatments require days or even weeks to heal.
Heals Quickly. Minimal Recovery
You’ll feel better fast and will be back to your regular routine quickly
Unpredictable Results
Surgery carries the risk of infection and may not even completely cure gum recession. Multiple treatments may be needed.
Immediate Results
One treatment is enough to see immediate results and improvements in your gum line.


Gum recession can lead to many undesirable health effects, including loose teeth, tooth sensitivity, or tooth loss. Your teeth may also appear unnaturally long. Over time, untreated gum recession can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and other health problems. That is why the holistic dentistry approach at Green Dentistry in San Francisco is so important to your overall health.

Visit Our San Francisco Dental Office

Our modern dental office in San Francisco is the first of its kind. You’ll find environmentally sustainable features and the latest technology throughout our space that lend to our holistic dentistry approach.

We believe that when our patients are comfortable they are less anxious and their gum disease treatments produce better results. Our relaxing, spa-like amenities include:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Neck wraps and heated blankets
  • Healing with essential oils and crystals
  • Noise-cancelling headphones

The Green Dentistry Difference

At Green Dentistry, we strive to build life-long relationships with our patients to help them feel secure about their smiles today and for many years to come. We want our patients to feel confident in the work we do together to give them not only beautiful smiles but also functionality and oral health to last a lifetime. We are also proud to give back — to people who are in need and to the environment that surrounds us. We are excited to make you the newest member of our holistic dental care family.

Gum Recession FAQ

Gum recession is the loss of gum tissue on the gumline. Gum recession can be caused by:

  • Incorrect brushing technique
  • Hormonal changes
  • Tobacco use
  • Teeth grinding
  • Misaligned bite

When gums recede, a portion of the tooth’s root is exposed, providing a new target for tooth decay and bacteria growth.

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is a minimally-invasive gum recession treatment. Traditional gum recession treatments require the use of soft tissue grafts to rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and connect with existing gum tissue during healing.

Better results and a better experience can be achieved thanks to the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique.

Some dental insurance plans cover part or all of the cost of your gum recession treatment (also sometimes called the Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation or Lunchtime Gum Lift). The front office staff at Green Dentistry will help you understand your benefits.

New Patient? We’ll Plant a Tree In Your Honor

We believe in “green dentistry with a green thumb.” Let’s work together to help improve the environment and fight climate change.

Every year, your tree will:

  • Produce 260 lbs of fresh oxygen
  • Remove 25+ lbs of carbon from the atmosphere
  • Provide shade and habitat for birds, squirrels, and other animals

Help us make a difference!

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We look forward to welcoming you and helping you on your journey to an amazing smile and life-long health!

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Dr. Nammy Patel and her team at Green Dentistry in Downtown San Francisco, California, provide quality dentistry with a holistic approach. They offer their patients exceptional care and service in cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign treatment, laser dentistry, sleep apnea treatment, general holistic dentistry and so much more. They even offer sedation dentistry to their patients. They serve patients throughout the Bay Area. SF Green Dentist is in walking distance from Downtown, the Financial District and zip codes 94108, 94109, 94103, 94104 and 94133.