Escondido dentist, Dr. Kerbs, uses the Pinhole technique to treat gum recession. The Pinhole technique is a scalpel-free, suture-free, graft-free treatment option for receding gums. This gum grafting procedure is quick, requires one visit, is minimally invasive, heals very fast and has instant results.

Pinhole Gum Grafting Escondido

10 Benefits of Pinhole Gum Grafting

  1. Can correct gum recession in as little as one visit
  2. Minimal discomfort
  3. Long term results
  4. The pinholes heal in 24 hours
  5. No prescription pain medication needed
  6. Can prevent tooth loss and other expensive procedures
  7. Treatment sessions can be completed in as little as 1-2 hours
  8. Can enhance a more youthful and attractive appearance
  9. Patients see instant results
  10. Most patients are back to normal light activity within 24-48 hours

Pinhole gum grafting is very different than other gum grafting procedures. Most patients have heard of traditional gum grafting procedures as being painful and requiring multiple visits, sutures, and not being as successful as they may have liked. With Pinhole gum grafting there are minimal post-operative symptoms due to the lack of cutting or stitching. And, the best part is the results are instant and predictable. Patients are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic results.

Escondido Gum Rejuvenation

Call Dr. Kerbs office for more information on gum grafting with Pinhole technique. We are here to answer all of your questions and help you get successful results with gum grafting. 760-746-3663 We look forward to helping you achieve a healthier smile!


What is a Biological Dentist?

A biological dentist is concerned about the materials used within the mouth and within the dental practice.

Dr. Kerbs uses only the safest materials in dentistry. He uses bio-compatible materials in all of his restorations and does not use metal in any of his restorations. Dr. Kerbs feels that all materials used in the mouth should not only be safe, but also function well and look natural.

Dr. Kerbs practices biological, conservative dentistry. This is an integral part of his practice. Dr. Kerbs looks at the treatment plan for his patients seeking to conserve as much tooth structure as possible in order to keep the teeth healthier for life. Conserving as much tooth structure as possible, allows the teeth to stay stronger over the years. Often times Dr. Kerbs is able to do a filling or cosmetic bonding rather than a crown, in order to save tooth structure. At times when a crown is necessary, Dr. Kerbs does a conservative preparation of the tooth, removing as little tooth structure as possible.

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Dr. Kerbs Office is mercury free, mercury safe, metal free, fluoride free, and uses ozone water during all procedures including dental cleanings. Dr. Kerbs uses ozone in all aspects of his dental procedures. Dr. Kerbs uses the latest laser technology with his Fotona ND/ER yag laser which provides his patients with better healing times and less invasive procedure options. Dr. Kerbs caters to nervous patients with his complimentary comfort menu, ask our team about all of the free comforts available to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

Looking at the overall picture, is very important to Dr. Kerbs. He analyzes the way the mouth functions as a whole, including the teeth, gums, bone, TMJ, muscles in the head and neck and the way the teeth meet and bite together. Dr. Kerbs recognizes that the mouth is connected to the body and that there is a direct link to the mouth and the body’s symptoms (the systemic connection). Dr. Kerbs and his hygienists focus on health and prevention in every aspect of their practice. Conservative dental techniques have been achieved from thousands of hours of continuing education and accreditation with leading associations in holistic and cosmetic dentistry. It is Dr. Kerbs goal for every person to achieve and maintain health for life.

Please contact our Escondido Holistic Dental Office today at 760-746-3663. We are here to answer all of your questions regarding biological dentistry.

Escondido Dentist, Dr Jeffry Kerbs, treats TMJ with success. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is something that everyone has, its the joint that allows our mouth to open and close. When the TMJ starts to have pain, popping, discomfort, this means that the bones, muscles and ligaments of the jaw joint aren’t functioning at their best, resulting in temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).


TMD can present itself as up to 120 different symptoms that mimic other illnesses, making it difficult to diagnose. Symptoms like morning headaches, sore facial muscles, popping or clicking sounds when you chew, neck and back pain, toothaches, tooth sensitivity, ringing in the ears, ear aches, bowel and stomach issues, and numb fingers are just some of the symptoms that can be connected to your jaw, TMJ, function.

Dr Kerbs is highly trained to diagnose and treat TMD. If you have any of these issues, call today to schedule a consultation, we are here to help. 760-746-3663

Reverse the signs of aging with Smoothlase™. Escondido dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, uses his Fotona Laser to rejuvenate his patient’s skin. Smoothlase™ uses gentle laser light energy to stimulate the formation of young collagen. Smoothlase™ plumps and tightens the face in the cheeks, nose, lips and chin areas without the need for any injections or foreign materials.reverse-aging-with-laser-therapyFine lines and deep wrinkles fill in to reveal a more youthful appearance. Smoothlase™ is non-surgical, it is done from within the mouth, there are no injections required, recovery is immediate, there is no swelling, peeling, redness, and no post-op discomfort. This means there is no down time! Call our Escondido dental office for more information today 760-746-3663.

Escondido holistic dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, uses laser technology in many of the daily procedures preformed for his patients. His Fotona Laser is able to preform many procedures, including procedures that improve the aesthetics of the face. These include Smoothlase (treating the fine lines and wrinkles in the skin around the mouth and cheeks) and Liplase (plumping and re-sculpting the lips).

Sometimes even the simplest of things seem so difficult to obtain. One of our patients had lived many years disliking a spot on her lip that made her self-conscious and affected the way she interacted with people. Her medical doctor told her “there is nothing we can do.” The doctor didn’t know about our state-of-the-art Fotona Laser treatment which certainly “can do!” … and with immediate results!

These before and after pictures were taken immediately after the procedure and the lip has continued to heal with time. The outcome?… Our patient is extremely happy and pleased with the dramatic results!

Many of the advanced procedures we can do at Dr. Kerbs Office are possible because of our Fotona Er/YAG and Nd/YAG laser.

Our patients are always surprised at how easy and fast the laser procedures are. There is little discomfort after the procedures and minimal healing time.

Fotona Laser Treatments with Dr. Kerbs

Immediately Post-Operative Photo 

If you have any questions regarding any of our laser dental procedures, please call our Escondido Holistic Dental Practice today! 760-746-3663.

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Escondido TMJ / TMD Therapy with Holistic Dentist Dr. Jeffry Kerbs

Escondido Holistic Dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, treats unstable bites and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) with Condylar Centering Orthotic (C2O) Therapy. C2O therapy is a proven and predictable way to stabilize the TMJ joint or jaw joint. We know that there is a direct correlation between the health of the joint and the occlusion (bite, or the way the upper and lower teeth fit together). The key to stabilizing the joint and relaxing the inflamed muscle is to keep the teeth apart and to center the TMJ into its most stable position. If this is not done, the joint will continue to get worse over time.

Signs and symptoms of an unstable bite/joint are one or more of the following:


-Neck / Shoulder Pain

-Facial Muscle Pain and Tension

-Earaches and Pain

-Tooth Wear, Gum Recession

-Unexplained Tooth or Mouth Pain

A benefit to therapy is that more often than not, some of the aforementioned symptoms can be reduced or even eliminated. C2O therapy is not a night guard. It allows Dr. Kerbs, with his specialized training, to make an accurate diagnosis as to what treatment will be necessary for the teeth in order  to get the bite to correlate with the post C2O therapy stable joint position. Dr. Kerbs goal is always to do the least invasive treatment to return the oral system to health.

If you or a loved one experiences any of the above symptoms, call us today and find out how our TMJ therapy can help. 760-746-3663



Smile Makeover with Escondido AACD Accredited Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs

Escondido holistic and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jeffry Kerbs, is accredited with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Accreditation with the AACD sets cosmetic dentists apart from the masses due to its rigorous testing and peer reviewed case submission. Accreditation is difficult to achieve. It takes commitment, dedication, and a perfectionist mentality.

AACD Accreditation: http://www.aacd.com/accreditation

Dr. Kerbs hasn’t stopped at his AACD accreditation, he has continued to pursue excellence through continuing education. Dr. Kerbs has completed the maxi course for bone grafting and dental implants at Loma Linda University, he is accredited with the IAOMT, he has completed occlusion I and II with the KOIS institute, and is currently completing a residency through The Texas Center for Occlusal Studies and Minimally Invasive Dentistry.

IAOMT: https://iaomt.org/  Kois Institute: http://koiscenter.com/default.aspx

Texas Center for Occlusal Studies: http://texascenterforocclusalstudies.com/

What this means to Dr. Kerbs’ patients is that he is qualified to achieve amazing cosmetic dentistry results while keeping his patients healthy in regards to their gums, bite, muscles and joints. Dr. Kerbs is concerned not only about the outward appearance of his patients smile, but how his patients new teeth are fitting and functioning.


Giving his patients the opportunity to smile again is Dr. Kerbs passion and goal! If you have any question regarding cosmetic or holistic dentistry, please give our Escondido dental office a call today 760-746-3663.