Medical Center Dental is the leading provider of the Dr. Chao Pinhole Technique in Houston, TX.
The Dr. Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is a non-invasive method used to treat Gum recession. Gum recession is simply the loss of gum tissue along the gum line at the tops of your teeth. It occurs for various reasons such as the natural aging process, periodontal disease or abrasive behaviors such as teeth brushing.
Why You Should Take Receding Gums Seriously
When gum recession occurs, it exposes the root structure of your teeth, leaving them more prone to decay, infection, and attack by periodontal diseases. Healthy gums are vital for oral health, so treating gum recession as early as possible is crucial.
Dr. Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique to Treat Gum Recession
If you have been diagnosed with gum recession or show signs of receding gums, the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) may be an effective treatment method to restore your glorious smile.
This suture-free procedure involves making a tiny hole on the gum using special equipment to loosen the gum tissue and move it over the areas with gum recession. These instruments help expand and move the gum line to cover the exposed root structure.
Since there is no incision or suturing, this procedure takes less time compared to other, conventional methods. Patients that have had both conventional gum grafting and the PST to treat gum recession tell us the PST procedure is much less painful and the recovery is much faster. However, patients can expect slight post-operative symptoms such as swelling, pain, and bleeding during the healing process.
The unique features of this method have aroused keen interest globally and so far more than 30 media outlets have covered this suture- and incision-free procedure. Dr. John Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is patented by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
How Dr. Chao’s Pinhole Surgical Technique Compares with Conventional Gum Grafting
Under the traditional gum recession treatment, a donor tissue is removed from the palate or soft tissue grafts are used to rebuild the gum line. The soft tissues are then stitched up in place, united with the existing gum tissue, and allowed to heal.
Although the conventional gum recession treatment is effective, it takes time to achieve comparable results that can be obtained through the simpler Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.
Benefits of Pinhole Surgical Technique™ (PST™)
Here are some of the benefits of Dr. Chao’s pinhole technique:
- The procedure does not involve suturing or incisions, hence faster recovery
- Minimal discomfort after surgery including less bleeding, swelling, and pain than with conventional treatments
- Excellent results are achieved
- No need for donor tissue
- It is a faster procedure compared to the conventional method
- Faster recovery
- Multiple teeth can be treated in a single visit
- Immediate cosmetic benefits
Before & After Gum Recession Photo’s
Take a looks at these amazing results before and after the pinhole treatment.
If you are struggling with gum recession and want to explore alternatives to a gum grafting procedure, please set up a consultation with us today. At Medical Center Dental Group in Houston, TX, our dentists are expertly trained in treating gum recession and will go an extra mile to ensure that you get the best possible service.