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San Francisco, CA dentist explains the pinhole surgical treatment for gum recession from periodontal disease



Pinhole Surgical Gum Recession Treatment in San Francisco area

When San Francisco, CA patients have a diagnosis of periodontal disease, treatment doesn’t end once the condition has been successfully managed. For many patients, the gum recession that occurred from the disease can impact the health and appearance of the smile. Instead of soft tissue gum grafting, patients are often excited to learn that Dr. Leo Arellano is a dentist who offers another option for treatment: Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique®. What is the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique®? Dr. Leo Arellano describes the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique® as a treatment for patients who have experienced gum recession from periodontal disease. Once … Continue reading

Dentist in San Francisco, CA describes the use of Chao Pinhole® surgical technique for treating gum recession



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At the practice of Dr. Leo Arellano, patients in San Francisco, CA and the surrounding areas who are interested in learning about the wide range of services available in the office are welcome to book a consultation visit. Patients in the area who have had gum recession caused by periodontal disease may want to learn about procedures such as gum grafting. However, thanks to continued advancements in dental technology and the extended training required, patients who visit Dr. Leo Arellano can learn about a different technique available with their dentist for the treatment of gum recession: Chao Pinhole® surgical technique. … Continue reading

Dentist in San Francisco, CA area explains the Pinhole® Surgical Technique for gum recession



Dentist Explains Pinhole® Surgical Technique San Francisco CA

When patients in the San Francisco, CA area are faced with gum recession or are interested in recontouring their gum line for a more aesthetic appearance, gum grafting is often the treatment of choice. However, our dentist, Dr. Leo Arellano, can explain to patients another option that has several benefits: Pinhole® surgical technique. What is the Pinhole® surgical technique? Dr. Leo Arellano and his team of professionals provide this patented method of restoring the gums using the Pinhole® surgical technique developed by Dr. John Chao. This method has become one of the most popular options for our patients, as it … Continue reading

Dentist in San Francisco, CA describes pinhole surgery



Dr. Leo Arellano of San Francisco, CA is a professional who provides solutions for patients who need to address imperfections of the gum line.

San Francisco, CA area patients who have receding gum lines caused by periodontal disease or even hereditary factors are encouraged to ask about gum grafting procedures that require no cutting or sutures such as the Pinhole Surgery Technique® available from Dr. Leo Arellano. Our dentist describes the procedure to patients and ensures them that it is one of the least invasive ways of enhancing the smile by improving the appearance of the gums. How is this different from traditional gum grafting techniques? Gum grafting is a treatment in which gum tissue is grafted where it is needed to achieve a … Continue reading

Dentist in the San Francisco, CA community explains the process of pinhole surgical technique



At the practice of Dr. Leo Arellano, patients in the area of San Francisco, CA have a variety of treatment options to choose from to enhance their smiles.

At the practice of Dr. Leo Arellano, patients in the area of San Francisco, CA have a variety of treatment options to choose from to enhance their smiles. Patients who have gum recession may be worried about traditional gum grafting procedures available in local dental practices. Instead, patients can work with our team to discuss the advantages of solutions such as the pinhole surgical technique, an advanced method of restoring the gum line in a less invasive manner The pinhole surgical technique explained Many patients are confused when they hear about the pinhole surgical technique for repairing the gum line. … Continue reading

Pinhole surgical technique to treat gum recession in San Francisco



Two most sought-after treatments are the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) and traditional gum grafting.

Most patients do not notice the initial stages of gum recession. Initially, patients may realize that the teeth are more sensitive or appear longer. The patient will often feel something on the teeth or see a noticeable color change near the gum line. Patients should not ignore gum recession. If it remains untreated, it can lead to teeth and gum tissue damage which could eventually cause tooth loss. There are several ways to treat gum recession. Two most sought-after treatments are the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) and traditional gum grafting. Gum grafting is the traditional treatment for gum recession. The … Continue reading

Pinhole Surgical Technique®: San Francisco, CA patients consider the cost and benefits



Dr. Leo Arellano suggests the Pinhole Surgical Technique® at his San Francisco, CA office for its affordable cost and the appearance and health benefits.

The term “long in the tooth” indicates the effects of aging on a smile. While adult teeth do not continue to grow, they look longer when gum tissue pulls away, exposing more tooth structure. For individuals with this condition, Dr. Leo Arellano suggests the Pinhole Surgical Technique® at his San Francisco, CA office for its affordable cost and the appearance and health benefits. Causes of gum recession Gingival recession is loss of soft tissue, as it shrinks away from teeth. It isn’t necessarily age-related. Gum recession can happen at any point in life, to a small area of the mouth … Continue reading

San Francisco, CA, dentist discusses the costs and benefits of Pinhole Surgical treatment



dentist discusses the costs and benefits of Pinhole Surgical treatment

Most adults understand that good oral health is critical to preventing cavities; however, many don’t understand how these same habits can be important for helping to prevent gum disease which can result in gum recession. Many patients believe that gum recession can’t be reversed without painful gum grafts, however, San Francisco dentist, Dr. Leo Arellano, has had immense success with the Pinhole Surgical Technique® treatment. He helps patient understand how gum recession can occur and discusses the costs and consideration of this, and other, treatments. What causes gum disease and recession? Gum disease is caused when dental plaque and food particles are … Continue reading

San Francisco dentist explains how the pinhole surgical technique can help patients suffering periodontal disease



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f you have ever noticed bleeding gums after brushing, you are not alone. Many people spot a little ‘pink in the sink’ and assume that it is normal, or an indication that they brushed with too much pressure. However, bleeding gums are not normal. In fact, this is one of the early symptoms of gum disease. Other early signs include gums that are red or inflamed and persistent bad breath. A minimally invasive treatment for periodontal disease is now available in San Francisco. Gum disease is a common infection, but one that can cause irreversible damage if not addressed early. Unfortunately, symptoms of … Continue reading

How the Pinhole Surgical Technique® can help San Francisco residents suffering from gum infections.



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If you’ve noticed some bleeding when brushing your teeth, you’re not alone. Many people believe that a little bit of “pink in the sink” is a normal part of brushing or an indication that they brushed with too much pressure. However, bleeding gums is never normal and is often an indication of an infection within the gums. If you’ve noticed bleeding or other signs of gum disease such as red or inflamed gums or bad breath, you could have a mild form of gum disease. Understanding gum disease Many patients believe that brushing and flossing are important steps to preventing … Continue reading


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