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The Advantages of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique
Taking proper care of your gums and soft tissue is as important as maintaining the overall health of your teeth. When you do not properly take care of your teeth and gums, you may risk having gum disease setting in. Unfortunately, many people miss caring for their soft tissue, which makes their gum health lack in time. This could cause major issues in the long run, resulting in more problematic health complications.

When you do not take care of your gums, overpopulation of plaque and bacteria form. The bacteria along with plaque that is not removed, causes inflammation. When this occurs, your gums become tender to the touch and red.

When the disease worsens, periodontitis has time to set in, causing gums to begin receding. Receding of the soft tissue allows for more tooth to be exposed, and potentially the nerves, too. If these are symptoms you are experiencing, along with foul breath, go to your dentist for dental care, before the symptoms advance.

For a lot of cases, preventing gum disease isn’t challenging for dentists anymore. The procedures are advanced, and you can even get a head start at home. Fluoride is known to be a great home remedy and is extremely helpful at generally keeping your oral health in check.

When you go to the dentist, with gum disease symptoms, they will start with a routine checkup. Dentists now have technology to help with gum diseases, such as laser treatments. Laser treatments for gum disease allows for a less invasive procedure, with easier recovery. When your dentist selects to use laser treatment, one option may be the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST). PST is a great way to treat gum recession in a ground breaking way.

If you are dealing with symptoms and signs of gum disease, see Dr. Toback and his team for a consultation. They will help you find a solution for clearing up your gum disease, and will decide whether you are a good candidate for Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. Call our office with any questions or concerns regarding your oral hygiene and receding gums.