Chao Pinhole Surgery: Benefits and Advantages
By Chetan Patil, DDS PhD on January 03, 2018
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique refers to a minimally invasive treatment for gum recession. Rather than using gum grafts to rebuild the gumline as done in traditional treatments, the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique loosens the existing gum tissue that’s in place. This is done through small holes using delicate instruments. The healthy gum tissue is then expanded so that it can conceal any exposed tooth roots and tooth structure. The gumline is restored, and the patients dental health is improved.
Many people have undergone pinhole gum surgery at our Englewood, NJ, achieving excellent results. Below are some of the key benefits of undergoing the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique.
Less Invasive Than Traditional Gum Grafting
One of the biggest benefits of the Chao Pinhole Technique is that it is far less invasive than traditional gum grafting surgery. In normal gum grafting techniques, donor tissue from another part of a patient’s mouth is taken, or artificial grafts are used to rebuild the gumline. A full oral surgery is required to attach the grafts to the gumline. With the Chao Pinhole Technique, no surgery is required.
No Need for Scalpels
As noted above, the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive procedure rather than a full-fledged oral surgery. That means no scalpels are required to achieve the results. The closest the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique comes to making incisions is placing a few careful pinholes in the gum tissue.
Less Bleeding During Treatment
Since there are no incisions necessary for the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, that means patients will not lose a lot of blood during the procedure. This keeps the mouth sanitary, and it also means fewer risks during the surgical process with regard to patient wellness and vitals.
No Sutures Needed
No grafts are needed in the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, which means there's no need for stitches or sutures either. Patients simply have their gum tissue loosened and manipulated. The pinholes will heal just fine on their own without sutures.
Low Risk of Complications
With less bleeding and no need for scalpels or sutures, the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique has a very low risk of complications, both during the actual procedure and while patients recover.
Fast Recovery Times
It can take a few weeks to recover from gum grafting surgery since the new soft tissue must attach to the existing gemlike during the healing process. With the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, patients recover much faster since there is no new tissue placed or incisions that need to close.
Minimal Discomfort During Healing
Minimally invasive procedures generally mean minimal discomfort after treatment. Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique patients will experience minor side effects after the procedure and will not require powerful pain medications or extended time off from work to address their discomfort.
Excellent Results from Treatment
The results of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique are exceptional. The loosened gum tissue is healthy and looks natural, and patients experience improved dental health from the procedure since gum recession is no longer a problem.
Contact Periodontal Associates, LLC
For more information about treating gum recession and how we can help you achieve excellent dental health, be sure to contact an experienced cosmetic and restorative dentist today. We will determine how to best address your needs and improve your periodontal health.
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