Are you suffering from gum recession and looking for a pain free and effective solution?
What is gum recession?
Gum recession is the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. This occurs as a result of any gum disease, abrasive habits or heavy bite forces.
Why should gum recession
be taken seriously?
When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. This means root sensitivity and root decay. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, having your gum recession treated is important for long-lasting dental wellness.
What is the Chao Pinhole®
Surgical Technique (PST)?
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is incision and suture free.
The procedure is done by making a small hole with a needle in the gum tissue. Through this pinhole, special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue.Once the gum tissue is loosened the gum tissue can then be guided back over the tooth where the gum tissue hasreceded.
These tools help expand and slide the gum line to cover the exposed root structure. There are no grafts, no sutures, and no incisions needed with this technique. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue. Patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding) since there will be no incisions. Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvements.
Benefits of the Chao Pinhole®
Surgical Technique include:
• Less discomfort for the patient after treatment
• Faster recovery for the patient than traditional grafting
• No need for uncomfortable sutures, scalpels or invasive surgical tools
• No need to take donor tissue from the patient’s palate
How does the Chao Pinhole®
Surgical Technique (PST) differ from traditional gum grafting?
Most 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, for most patients comparable results with a better patient experience can be achieved through the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.