Pinhole Surgery Advantages Over Traditional Treatment
By Chetan Patil, DDS PhD on April 04, 2018
When you have receding gums, they not only detract from a beautiful smile, but they can lead to oral health-related concerns as well. When the roots of the teeth are exposed, you are more prone to decay and bone loss. Regrettably, many patients who have receding gums have avoided treatment because they do not want to undergo traditional gum grafting surgery.
Fortunately,Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation is a revolutionary new technique at our Englewood, NJpractice that can achieve dramatic results with less invasive treatment. Here, we discuss pinhole surgery advantages over traditional treatmentso you can be well informed about this innovative new technique.
No Scalpels or Stitches
Traditional gum surgery requires multiple incisions and sutures. This is why many patients dread gum grafting, as it typically necessitates a few weeks of recovery. The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ only requires tiny pinhole incisions. Much like a laparoscopic procedure, the entire surgery is performed through these small openings. Therefore, there is no need for incisions or sutures.
Reduced Treatment Time
Because the doctor will not need to make incisions or use stitches to close the surgical site, the overall treatment time is reduced. This, in turn, lowers the patient’s risk for infection. As an added bonus, you will not need to spend all day at the dentist’s office. This treatment can be completed in about one to two hours.
Traditional tissue grafting requires a week or two of gradual recovery. In contrast, patients who undergo the pinhole procedure generally experience little to no post-operative discomfort.
It should be noted that although healing is easier from a comfort standpoint, there are still specific guidelines that must be followed for a successful recovery. These instructions will be given to you prior to the procedure so you know exactly what to expect.
No Donor Tissue Necessary
One of the most dreaded aspects of traditional gum grafting is the need to take tissue from the roof of the mouth and transfer it to the area where you are deficient. As you can imagine, this can be quite uncomfortable, and in some cases, even painful.
With the Chao Pinhole Surgery Technique, this is not necessary. Instead of grafting tissue from another part of your mouth, strips of collagen are placed through the pinhole incisions to add volume to the gums. Therefore, the most uncomfortable phase of traditional gum surgery is eliminated.
Reduced Pain and Discomfort
Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation can treat multiple teeth at the same time, even an entire arch. Yet, it is more comfortable than treating a single tooth via traditional methods.
Because there are no incisions or stitches, there is less bleeding, and in turn, less pain. Simply due to the nature of the procedure, most patients experience some degree of swelling. However, in most cases, individuals report virtually zero discomfort.
Learn More about Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
Have you been avoiding gum surgery because you have anxiety about the procedure? If so, you are not alone. With the new Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, you can achieve the same desired results with minimally invasive treatment. To find out if this treatment option is right for you, schedule a consultation at our practice. As always, our team of professionals is standing by to answer any questions you may have. You can contact us online anytime or call our office at (201) 567-7766.
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“Dr. Patil and his staff could not be more professional. They take the time to talk to you and explain what will be done. I am constantly surprised at how little pain is associated with the procedures they perform.” Jack T.