Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Vienna, VA
A breakthrough treatment for gum recession.
What Is Causing My Gum Recession?
Periodontal disease is the number one cause of receding gums; however, aggressive brushing, the natural process of getting older, and gum disease in all its stages can cause gum recession as well. Many individuals do not notice that their gums are receding, as it happens so gradually.
Why Worry About Receding Gums?
Receding gums expose the tooth root, leaving it susceptible to bacteria and decay. The bone and support tissues that hold teeth in place may erode and the teeth will fall out. Additionally, treatment for receding gums offers aesthetic benefits for long teeth with unsightly spacing. Healthy gums make people look more youthful and attractive.
Is the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique a Treatment for Gum Recession?
Yes, it is a minimally invasive treatment invented by Dr. Chao that is changing the way dentists and periodontists treat receding gums. Our doctor was trained by Dr. Chao is the use of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, allowing us to offer it for our patients.
Why Is the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique Such a Radical Change from Conventional Gum Grafting Surgery?
Dr. Chao’s idea was to eliminate the need for a graft and slide down existing gum tissue instead. For people with receding gums, the idea of taking tissue from their palate and grafting it onto their gums is too daunting to consider.
What Is Involved in the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique?
During the procedure, the dentist works through a small pinhole in the gum, using specialized instruments made just for the procedure. The existing gum is loosened and pulled down to cover the roots. Tiny collagen strips keep the gum where it belongs until the gum naturally produces its own collagen.
There is very little pain during the recovery period; one dose of an OTC pain reliever is usually all that is needed. Patients can get back to their normal activities in 24 to 48 hours.
Why Should Individuals with Receding Gums Look for a Doctor Offering the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique?
People looking for a treatment for gum recession that is fast, effective, and virtually painless, should look for a clinician that can offer this unique procedure.