The Pinhole Surgical Technique – Dr Chao

The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST®), invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S., is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for correcting gum recession. Through a small pinhole made by a needle, Dr. Chao uses specially designed instruments to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no cutting or stitching, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement

Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease is fairly common, especially if the patient in concern does not make regular visits to the dentist. One of the most common forms of gum disease is gingivitis. Gingivitis occurs when bacterial plaque starts to build up in the gaps between the gum and the teeth. This buildup is called tartar, and although it may only be in small amounts, the bacteria the tartar carries can produce toxins to the body that cause the gums to inflame. If this form of gum disease is not addressed properly, the gaps between the teeth and the gums can become larger.

This is something you really want to avoid because if the tartar buildup is too great it can eventually lead to tooth loss and even bone loss in the jaw. Regular cleanings can help you avoid this situation, but we can also help you if your gum disease is more advanced. We have a number of different non-surgical methods.  As with all of our procedures, these procedures are extremely comfortable. You do not have to fear having to decide between losing your teeth or undergoing painful surgery.

Gum Treatment Reduces Risk Of Preterm and Low-Weight Baby

Gum Treatment Reduces Risk Of Preterm and Low-Weight Baby

When “pregnancy gingivitis” is treated, risk for a preterm and low-weight baby is reduced by 68%, according to a recent study published in the November, 2005, issue of the Journal of Periodontology. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum infection that leads to tooth loss in later stages (periodontitis). Gingivitis that develops because of hormonal changes during gestation is called pregnancy gingivitis. This study suggests that gingivitis is an independent risk factor for preterm and low weight babies. Therapeutic intervention through teeth cleaning and dental hygiene instruction reduces preterm birth and low-weight infant rates significantly.

This study is consistent with two other well-known studies which reported on reduced incidences of preterm and low weight birth rates when more advanced forms of gum disease were treated during pregnancy. The reduction in risk ranged from 71% to 84%.

Based on these studies it recommended that if periodontal infection is diagnosed at any time during pregnancy, treatment should be started as soon as possible to reduce risk of preterm birth and low birth weight. Those contemplating becoming pregnant should also be evaluated for gum disease and dental problems prior to becoming pregnant.

These studies are more evidence that oral health is intricately interconnected with general health. Previous studies suggest that heart and respiratory disorders are associated with gum infection.

That your great smile gives the impression of vitality and health is based on good science. So brush at least twice a day and see your dentist regularly.

Gum Disease Treatment – Alhambra CA

Gum disease is fairly common, especially if the patient in concern does not make regular visits to the dentist. One of the most common forms of gum disease is gingivitis. Gingivitis occurs when bacterial plaque starts to build up in the gaps between the gum and the teeth. This buildup is called tartar, and although it may only be in small amounts, the bacteria the tartar carries can produce toxins to the body that cause the gums to inflame. If this form of gum disease is not addressed properly, the gaps between the teeth and the gums can become larger.

This is something you really want to avoid because if the tartar buildup is too great it can eventually lead to tooth loss and even bone loss in the jaw. Regular cleanings can help you avoid this situation, but we can also help you if your gum disease is more advanced. We have a number of different non-surgical methods.  As with all of our procedures, these procedures are extremely comfortable. You do not have to fear having to decide between losing your teeth or undergoing painful surgery.

Gum Recession from Periodontitis – Treatment Options

gum lift caThe condition that most often underlies most gum recession problems is periodontitis, a genetic inflammatory disease condition associated infection caused by certain kinds of oral bacteria (periodontal pathogens). An aberration or glitch in the immune system leads to destruction of the connective tissue (gums and bone) supporting the teeth by one’s own inflammatory process. White blood cells, instead of aiding the immune system to destroy infection-causing bacteria, undergo a process that results in the destruction of bone and gums. This process affects the gum line and causes the gums to recede. When the gums recede, the roots of the teeth are exposed. When the protective surface of the roots, called cementum, is worn away by over-brushing or decay, the teeth will become hypersensitive to cold and touch.

What can be done to restore the gum line to its normal position? First of all, the possible causes of gum recession must be dealt with. Proper brushing habits must be taught and learned. Bite guards should be worn consistently, if clenching and grinding is habitual. Periodontitis must be treated and then controlled by good home care followed by regular dental maintenance visits as prescribed.

Secondly, a “root coverage” procedure can be considered. There are a variety of surgical procedures to restore the gum line to its original position. The “gold standard” is the “connective tissue graft.” This method incorporates two separate procedures. First, a thin piece of tissue is removed or “harvested” from the palate. Since this tissue comes from the patient, it is called an “autogenous” graft. The second part of this method requires a surgical procedure that makes a tissue flap. A flap is made by an incision extending from the recession site the adjacent teeth. Then the gums are “elevated” or peeled away from the underlying gum or bone. This filleting effect allows for a “pouch” in the gum into which the graft tissue is placed and stitched or sutured into place.

Gum Treatment – Gum Lift to correct “long tooth” syndrome in California

Gum Lift Before

Gum Lift Before

What can be done to restore the gum line to its normal position?  First of all, the possible causes of gum recession must be dealt with.  Proper brushing habits must be taught and learned.  Bite guards should be worn consistently, if clenching and grinding is habitual.  Periodontitis must be treated and then controlled by good home care followed by regular dental maintenance visits as prescribed. 
Secondly, a “root coverage” procedure can be considered.  There are a variety of surgical procedures to restore the gum line to its original position.  The “gold standard” is the “connective tissue graft.” 

Dr. Chao is the inventor of a soon-to-be published “breakthrough” method designed to treat gum recession in a minimally invasive way with minimal postoperative symptoms and without palatal grafting.  Trademark and pending patents have been obtained both for the instruments as well as the method.    It is expected that this method will be published world-wide in the near future.  At this time this ground-breaking method of treating gum recession is only available at Dr. Chao’s office for selected patients.   Prospective patients are invited to call our office at 626-308-9104 for important information.

Gum Lift After

Gum Lift After

Gum Recession from Periodontitis – Treatment in California

gum lift caThe condition that most often underlies most gum recession problems is periodontitis, a genetic inflammatory disease condition associated infection caused by certain kinds of oral bacteria (periodontal pathogens). An aberration or glitch in the immune system leads to destruction of the connective tissue (gums and bone) supporting the teeth by one’s own inflammatory process. White blood cells, instead of aiding the immune system to destroy infection-causing bacteria, undergo a process that results in the destruction of bone and gums. This process affects the gum line and causes the gums to recede. When the gums recede, the roots of the teeth are exposed. When the protective surface of the roots, called cementum, is worn away by over-brushing or decay, the teeth will become hypersensitive to cold and touch.

What can be done to restore the gum line to its normal position? First of all, the possible causes of gum recession must be dealt with. Proper brushing habits must be taught and learned. Bite guards should be worn consistently, if clenching and grinding is habitual. Periodontitis must be treated and then controlled by good home care followed by regular dental maintenance visits as prescribed.

Secondly, a “root coverage” procedure can be considered. There are a variety of surgical procedures to restore the gum line to its original position. The “gold standard” is the “connective tissue graft.” This method incorporates two separate procedures. First, a thin piece of tissue is removed or “harvested” from the palate. Since this tissue comes from the patient, it is called an “autogenous” graft. The second part of this method requires a surgical procedure that makes a tissue flap. A flap is made by an incision extending from the recession site the adjacent teeth. Then the gums are “elevated” or peeled away from the underlying gum or bone. This filleting effect allows for a “pouch” in the gum into which the graft tissue is placed and stitched or sutured into place.

Gum Grafts – Soft Tissue Gum Grafts – Eliminate “long tooth” look

Posted July 21st, 2010 by Dr. Chao and filed in Gum Graft, Gum Lift

Have you ever thought about enhancing your smile by covering one or more of these roots that make your teeth appear too long?

long tooth before gum graft gum graft after

Many times this condition can be corrected with periodontal plastic surgery or what is more commonly called a soft tissue graft. Soft tissue grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where it may not be present due to excessive gum recession. Dr. Chao can provide you with this and other periodontal plastic surgery procedures in the comfort of our beautiful dental office here in Alhambra. Visit our website for more information

Watch Full Movie Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Posted July 11th, 2010 by Dr. Chao and filed in Gum Lift
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Actors : Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper.
Producer : Kevin Feige.
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