San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2014
People suffering from gum recession can now visit Dr. Suzie Yang, a dentist in San Francisco, CA for a new alternative to gum grafting. Dr. Yang has joined the small number of dental professionals who perform the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™, which is a less-invasive approach to treating receding gums. Pinhole surgery offers patients various benefits, including a low risk of infection, minimal pain, and a faster healing period.
Pinhole surgery, which was developed by Dr. John Chao, does not require any large incisions or sutures. During the procedure, Dr. Yang makes a tiny pinhole incision in the gum tissue near the teeth that have been exposed. Dr. Yang then uses a small, specialized tool to reach through the incision and gently loosen the gum tissue until it can be pulled downward to cover the exposed parts of the teeth. Dr. Yang finishes the procedure by inserting small collagen strips through the pinhole and under the gums, to stabilize the new positioning. The procedure can usually be completed in less than an hour, and typically only one or two pinhole incisions are needed, though this depends on the extent of the recession.
Pinhole surgery offers fast, but effective results. With a conventional gum graft, patients might require several separate procedures to allow the repositioned gum tissue to heal, leaving teeth exposed and at risk for infection. This could be problematic for many patients, since gum recession is often an early symptom of gum disease. With pinhole surgery, patients only need to visit a dentist in San Francisco, CA for treatment once. The risk of infection after the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is low, since the procedure is minimally invasive. Patients can resume normal routines the day after the procedure. Most people do not experience any bleeding, and swelling subsides in just a few days.
People who notice signs of receding gums should not delay seeking treatment from a dentist in San Francisco, CA. Recession may be the result of innocent factors, such as genetic disposition or hormonal changes, but it may also signify oral health problems, especially if it is accompanied by gum pain, swelling, or bleeding. Anyone who needs to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yang about treatment for gum recession is encouraged to call her office or visit the practice website to request an appointment.
About the Doctor
Dr. Suzie Yang is a general practitioner offering personalized dental care for patients in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Yang received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Pacific Dental School in San Francisco in 2001 and has been in private practice for 11 years. Dr. Yang also completed the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum Live in 2001, which is a program dedicated to the utilization of state-of-the-art equipment and techniques in cosmetic dentistry. To learn more about Dr. Suzie Yang and the dental services she provides visit her website at http://www.soothingdds.com/ or call (415) 989-3953.