February 22, 2016

Receding gums are nothing to take lightly. Indeed, they are often a telltale sign that something more sinister may be brewing in your mouth. Therefore, it is extremely important that you protect the sensitive tissue around your gums on a daily basis. One of the best and easiest places to start when it comes to practicing preventive gum care is to watch what you eat. In honor of February 24th being National Tortilla Chip Day (yes, there is such a thing), we at Tidewater Laser Perio & Implants want to underscore how crucial it is to the overall health and well being of your gums that you avoid crunchy and sharp foods. As with most procedures—and life, in general—an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.


Help When You Need It

Despite practicing preventive measures by watching what you eat, there are times when further corrective procedures are required to ensure your gum recession is being effectively addressed. To this end, there is a minimally invasive procedure known as the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique that has had a high success rate in treating patients with mild to severe gum recession. The following are highlights of the procedure:

  • It is minimally invasive and, on average, takes 1 to 2 hours to perform.
  • Many patients report few side effects with the procedure and minimal swelling.
  • Most patients take less than a day to recover and are back in action the following day.


Get Started on Healthy Gums Today

Whether you are interested in the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique or another procedure, give our office a call today at 757-251-9908 to set up an initial consultation with Dr. Cavallari and our staff. At your first visit, he will give you a comprehensive examination to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Regardless, when it comes to treating receding gums in Virginia Beach, VA, we offer comprehensive services and treatment. In the meantime, watch what you eat!



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