Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Gum Graft

Receded gums are irritating, cause tooth sensitivity and elongated-looking teeth. In the case where gums have receded, it is necessary to correct them for the health of the gums and the teeth. Cadena Dentistry performs gum grafts to correct receded gums right here in our Del Rio, TX dentistry.

Gum grafts take tissue from another area of the mouth and restore the receded gums to their natural state. The tissue is often taken from an area where there is excess gum tissue, the soft palate, or the roof of the mouth. The area where the tissue is taken from often experiences little to no discomfort.

The tissue is then stitched down into place where the gums are receded. This promotes growth, so along with the newly placed tissue, the gums will grow even more into a healthy, natural-looking gum line.

Receded gums can be caused from gum disease, a misaligned bite, or even abrasive brushing. Receded gums can cause a tooth to fall out if they are not corrected. They also expose the tooth’s root, so the teeth are often sensitive to heat, cold, and other changes to the mouth.

If receded gums are irritating you, do not wait to schedule a consultation with us. For more information about gum grafting or to schedule an appointment, call Cadena Dentistry of Del Rio, TX at (830) 775-3322 or visit our website,

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Canine Exposure

Canine teeth are important for eating. They are meant to grasp food and tear into it. When canine teeth are impacted, they affect the way you eat, the aesthetic appearance of your smile and they can harm other teeth. Cadena Dentistry here in Del Rio, TX performs canine exposure so that an impacted canine can grow in normally.

When a canine tooth is impacted, that means it cannot emerge fully because it is trapped within the jaw bone or surrounding tissue. Canine teeth are one of the most common teeth to become impacted. When the canine teeth do not fully emerge, they can erode other teeth and may cause them damage. In addition, some impacted canines have caused cysts to grow over the site, which need to be removed for the health and function of your mouth. Even if the tooth is not causing any problems, leaving a baby tooth or a gap there can often diminish the perfect smile so many desire.

To allow the tooth to grow in properly, your dentist will make an incision in the gums where the canine is stuck. This allows a clear path for the tooth to grow through. A dental brace will also be attached to the tooth to guide it down into the right position.

Impacted canines do not have to cause you trouble or affect your smile. If you suspect impacted canines, come into our Del Rio, TX dentistry for a consultation. To schedule, call Cadena Dentistry at (830) 775-3322 or visit our website,

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Arestin For Proactive Gum Disease Treatment

When gum disease plagues you with irritation and pain, you want procedures performed with high success rates and the most advanced treatments.  We know how frustrating gum disease is to deal with, which is why here at Cadena Dentistry in Del Rio, TX we utilize Arestin, an antibiotic applied right to the site of gum disease.

Arestin is made of microscopic spheres that dissolve on their own, so there is no need to take them out like with antibiotics of the past. Arestin is applied to the deep gum pockets after a scaling and planing. Arestin has shown to clear up gum disease better than a scaling and planing alone. When bacteria are left deep down in the gum pockets, Arestin works around the clock to kill them. Arestin is time-released so it keeps working long after it has been applied.

When plaque and tartar irritate the gums, they begin to form deep pockets, which cause the gums to recede. This is when the bacteria reach deep down into the gums near the tooth’s root. Gum disease is the number one reason for adult tooth loss.

If you are frustrated with the pain and irritation of gum disease, it is time to take a proactive approach. Ask Cadena Dentistry about Arestin. We are located in Del Rio, TX and appointments can be made by calling (830) 775-3322 or by going to our website,

Monday, August 3, 2015

Custom Protective Mouth Guards in Del Rio, TX

Participating in sports is great for the health of an individual, but sometimes accidents happen. In contact sports especially, injury to the mouth is possible and common. This is why Cadena Dentistry of Del Rio, TX is offering custom protective mouth guards.

Our patients’ protection and comfort is of the most importance to us. We know safety is a top concern of many of our patients, too. Our custom-fit protective mouth guard is created to fit each individual perfectly. All mouths are different and store-bought mouth guards are all made the same. They can fit wrong, resulting in poor protection. Our custom-fit mouth guards offer the best protection, the best comfort, and allow for the best breathing.

The thin plastic is easy to wear, yet durable. The mouth guard protects injuries to your teeth, your jaw, your lips, tongue, and cheeks. Injuries to these areas can be painful and will need to be fixed. Not to mention, the injury may stop your game. It is better to prevent such injuries from happening instead of dealing with pain and correction when it does happen.

If you or someone you know is involved in a contact sport or other contact activities, come into our Del Rio, TX dentistry for a custom protective mouth guard fitting. To learn more, contact Cadena Dentistry at (830) 775-3322 or visit our website,