The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique also known as Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ is a scalpel-free, suture-free, graft-free procedure for correcting gum recession and saving teeth. A small hole is made by a needle and specially designed instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. There is no cutting or stitching and patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). There is instant cosmetic improvement!
This cutting-edge minimally invasive procedure was conceived and patented by a Los Angeles dentist, Dr. John Chao. Dr. Chao’s innovative procedure has been featured on ‘The Doctors Show’, NBC and ABC networks. Take a look and call us to learn more about this innovative procedure. Dr. How is among the first few internationally trained and certified to provide this procedure.
Benefits of Pinhole procedure:
How does the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique differ from traditional gum grafting?
Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed.
While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved through the Chao Pinhole®Surgical Technique.
What is gum recession?
Gum recession is the process in which the margin of the gum tissue that protects the teeth wears away, or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth root. If left untreated, the supporting tissue and bone structures of the teeth can be severely damaged and may ultimately result in tooth loss and even severe health consequences. Gum recession is a common dental problem and most people do not know that they have gum recession because it occurs gradually. The first sign of gum recession is usually tooth sensitivity or you may notice teeth that look longer than normal. Typically, a notch can be felt near the gum line. Do not ignore gum recession! Early detection and treatment is essential to maintaining overall health and saving teeth. If you think that your gums are receding, make an appointment immediately with a certified Pinhole surgical technique dentist for an evaluation of your individual case.
Why do gums recede?