The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique can provide gum relief and restore a beautiful smile to many suffering from receding gum tissue. Specially-designed instruments allow for a procedure that is far less invasive and more comfortable than the traditional methods that rely on scalpels, donor grafts and sutures.
During the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, the dentist makes a small pinhole in the gum using a needle. It is through this pinhole, that the dentist gently shifts receding gum tissue over the exposed roots with very little trauma to the tissue or patient. Collagen strips are used to stabilize the gum flap. This creates a bonus: the collagen encourages the body to regenerate collagen tissue.
Unique benefits of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique include:
• no scalpel, no cutting of tissue and no major surgery is required. As noted above, the procedure uses small pinholes.
• this means no open wounds, and thus no painful or unnecessary sutures.
• no graft/harvesting of tissue necessary. In traditional surgery, tissue must be harvested from other areas of the mouth (typically the roof of the mouth or the gum near the exposed root) meaning significant incisions and oral trauma.
• all of the advantages of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique listed above, lead to lowered surgical risks, reduced pain and irritation, and a quicker recover. In fact, the pinhole often shrinks away by the next day. Pain is minimal, and most patients can return to work with no down time.
• because there is no major damage to teeth, gums or other oral tissue, the results are immediate.
• with the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique multiple teeth can be treated, as there is generally no limit the number of areas that can be treated in one procedure.
• as for price, the cost of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is often comparable to traditional methods.
• results of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique are relatively long lasting and possibly even permanent. However outside factors, such as intense brushing, health-related issues, and even natural aging, can alter long term results or cause new recessions to occur.
It’s also important to note, the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique doesn’t cure gum disease, but it can improve the appearance of the gum line, as well as protect newly covered roots from future damage with very few complications.
Questions regarding the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique? Dr. Sedki is trained and certified in this oral treatment. Contact Sedki Dentistry located in Commerce Twp, MI today for more information 248-360-9620.