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+ What is gum recession?
Gum recession is the loss of gums and the underlying bone due to shrinking tissue. The most common reason this occurs is due to advanced periodontitis, or “periodontal disease.” It can leave areas of the tooth exposed, resulting in a higher risk of cavities, root sensitivity, and a smile that is negatively impacted in terms of cosmetics. Other reasons why the gum tissues may be receding are genetic or hereditary factors, abrasive and aggressive tooth brushing habits with even soft toothbrushes, and even teeth clenching or grinding habits and improper bite alignment or function.
+ How can I avoid gum recession?
To reduce the risk of experiencing gum recession, patients are urged to maintain a healthy smile. They can visit Dr. Leo Arellano for more than just pinhole surgery. His practice offers a wide range of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry procedures that patients can use to achieve the smile of their dreams! However, when problems arise, his practice is also equipped to provide the treatment necessary to achieve better oral health and wellness. The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique® is just one of many treatment options available at his state-of-the-art practice for optimum care! When patients take care of their smile and visit their dentist regularly, they greatly reduce the chances of developing periodontal disease which can cause infection and gum recession, as well as bone and tooth loss. They also learn proper gentle yet thorough tooth brushing techniques that also contribute to gum recession.
+ Why should one take gum recession seriously?
Gum recession is often a symptom of gum disease, genetics, bite factors, and/or improper toothbrushing techniques and can leave the roots of the teeth exposed and leave the tooth with less bone support. In doing this, it increases the risk of problems such as tooth decay and root sensitivity because the tissue is no longer there to protect the natural tooth surfaces. In order to enjoy lasting dental wellness and a beautiful smile for life, patients consider treatments to repair the gum line such as gum grafting or the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique.
+ Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique vs. conventional gum grafting
Patients often ask about the benefits of undergoing the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique® versus conventional gum grafting procedures. While standard grafting is an effective treatment, it does require cutting and sutures. To enjoy a better experience, many patients choose to move forward with the pinhole surgical method instead. This eliminates the need for soft tissue grafting and donor tissue, as the patient’s own gum tissue is rearranged to cover the areas in need. Patients experience less downtime and healing, reduced bleeding and swelling, and have an overall positive treatment that is far less invasive.
+ What are the benefits of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique?
+ Ready to learn more about Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique?
This particular treatment boasts:
- Less discomfort
- Faster recovery and healing
- No sutures
- No scalpels
- No donor tissue required
- Natural-looking results
- Long-lasting results
Take the time to discuss your options for gum recession treatment using a pinhole gum rejuvenation services such as this advanced technique. Patients who want to repair their gum line and live in the area of San Francisco, CA are welcome to book an appointment with Dr. Leo Arellano to consult with a professional regarding this and other dedicated services. Call (415) 881-4343 today to schedule an appointment at the office, conveniently located at 3030 Geary Boulevard.