A New Breakthrough in Gum Recession Treatment!

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a treatment for gum recession. It is minimally invasive compared to traditional grafting techniques and is scalpel and suture free.

Traditional treatments of gum recession involve grafting soft tissue to rebuild the gum line. The tissue joins with the existing tissue as it heals. With the Pinhole® Surgical Technique a needle is used to make a small hole in the gum tissue. Special instruments are used to enter this pinhole and loosen the gum tissue. This helps expand and slide the gum line to cover the exposed tooth root.

With the Pinhole® Surgical Technique there is:

  • No sutures
  • No scalpels
  • Less discomfort for patient
  • Faster recovery than traditional grafting
  • Long lasting, natural looking results

To learn more about this revolutionary new procedure call the office of San Antonio Periodontist Andrew Weber DDS at 210-496-5603. Learn more by visiting the website at www.excellentperiodontist.com or www.periodontistsanantonio.com.





What causes gum recession? | Periodontist San Antonio

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There are many reasons that your gums may be receding. Gum recession typically occurs when gingival tissues creeps down your tooth, exposing the root which makes your tooth looks taller. If your gums have started to recede a thin layer of dentin is exposed, making teeth prone to sensitivity, staining and tooth decay. Some of the most common factors in gum recession include:

Periodontal Disease- Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is bacterial infection that destroys gum tissue and the supporting bone that holds your teeth in place. Gum disease is the main cause of gum recession and can also results in tooth loss.

Aggressive Tooth Brushing- Not many know this, but breathing your teeth to hard or the wrong way can also cause gums your to recede. Brushing to aggressively the wrong way can cause the enamel to wear as well as cause the sensitive gum tissues to recede.

Piercings of the Tongue or Lip- Constant irritation of the gums from a lip or tongue piecing can cause for the gum to recede. You may not feel the piercing is uncomfortable, but repetitive rubbing against the soft tissues will result in tissue damage.

Hormonal Changes- Changes in the female hormone levels during a woman’s lifetime, such as events like puberty, pregnancy or menopause. These can all cause for gum sensitivity or gum recession.

Misaligned Teeth- When teeth are not aligned evenly it can cause too much force on your gums and bones. Usually, it’s only the few crooked teeth that are susceptible to gum recession. Crooked teeth can also get more plaque buildup they’re more difficult to clean, which can cause gingivitis.

Genes- In some cases people whose parents had chronic gum recession can be more susceptible to receding gums. Studies have even shown that 30% of the population may be subject to gum disease, no matter how well you keep care of your teeth.

Tobacco Use- Smoking and chewing tobacco can cause significant gum recession as well as gum disease. Smoking tobacco causes the gum tissues to lose blood supplies, allowing for infection. Chewing tobacco physically irritates the tissue due to the materials, this ongoing irritation can result in gum recession in the area where the tobacco if help or moved around.

Lack of Dental Care- Not keeping up with a normal dental routine can cause several problems. Receding gums can be a result of untreated cavities, postponed cleanings, and persistent gum problems.

There are a few ways to approach the treatment of receding gums, each one depends on your individual case. Mild gum recession can be treated with a deep cleaning of the affected areas. As for the more extreme cases, gum surgery may be required.

If you have any questions or want to schedule a visit for more information on gum recession, call  at Andrew Weber DDS at 210-496-5603 or visit our website at periodontistsanantonio.com or excellentperiodontist.com.

What is Periodontal Disease? | San Antonio Periodontist

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Periodontal disease is an infection in the gums that surround your teeth. If left untreated the bacteria will continue to grow and cause your gums to pull away from your teeth leaving pockets. These pockets collect food particles and then become infected. This can lead to gaps in your teeth and eventually tooth loss.

Here are some warning signs that can signal a problem:

  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Red, swollen, tender gums
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste
  • Permanent teeth that are loose or separating
  • Changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • Changes in the fit of partial dentures

There are several factors that can increase your risk of developing periodontal disease. Things such as:

  • Smoking
  • Pregnancy
  • Diabetes
  • Alcohol use
  • Poor oral hygiene

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy requires a daily hygiene routine of brushing twice a day and after meals, flossing, using mouthwash and maintaining a healthy diet. Also, visit your dentist for routine cleanings and checkups. Prevention is the key to oral success!

Call Andrew Weber, DDS for an appointment today at 210-496-5603. Visit our websites to learn more at www.periodontistsanantonio.com and www.excellentperiodontist.com.