Correcting Gum Recession with Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
Receding gums present a significant obstacle in achieving optimal oral health. When gums recede, the root structure of a tooth is exposed, causing serious symptoms, such as tooth sensitivity and increased vulnerability to decay.
So what makes the Chao Pinhole Technique unique?
Replace with infographic: A 6-month study of the Pinhole Surgical Technique resulted in 96.7% root coverage with minimal complications
The Chao Pinhole surgical technique is an advanced procedure that treats gum recession by repositioning your gums. During the procedure, Dr. Patil will:
- Numb the gums
- Insert a specially designed instrument through a tiny entry point—or pinhole—above the affected tooth
- Gently loosen the gum tissue and guide it into a healthy position over the teeth
- Place tiny strips of collagen to stabilize their position
What Causes Gum Recession?
When you have receding gums, your gums pull back from your teeth and expose the surfaces of the roots. Some people are naturally disposed to receding gums by heredity. Receding gums in women can also be brought on by hormonal changes or pregnancy. Other causes can include:
- Brushing your teeth too aggressively or with a toothbrush that is too hard
- Flossing incorrectly
- Chewing on pens or other hard objects
- Teeth grinding
- Injury to the gums
Receding gums may be associated with diseases affecting the general health of the patient, such as diabetes or HIV. Smoking and the use of other tobacco products can also contribute to receding gums. Finally, the condition could be the simple result of poor oral hygiene. As part of your treatment plan, Dr. Patil can instruct you on techniques to maintain better oral health.
Why You Should Choose Dr. Patil to Perform Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
Dr. Patil is board certified in periodontics, a specialty requiring years of training above and beyond general dentistry. Through an accelerated program, Dr. Patil earned both his B.S. and D.D.S. in seven years. His continuing passion to expand his knowledge led him to complete a Ph.D. in Oral Biology. Training in Periodontics at Columbia University further expanded the breadth of his skills. He has maintained his academic connections, leading to publication in eight prestigious journals. He has also received numerous awards. A member of several professional organizations, he shares his knowledge through lectures and presentations at both the regional and national levels. In 2012, Dr. Patil acquired Periodontal Associates, which has been serving the Englewood area community for 40 years. Pinhole gum rejuvenation is just one of the advanced techniques he embraces to treat periodontal problems and ensure the sustained oral health of his patients. Dr. Patil cares about every patient and makes it a point to contact each one personally after a procedure, to ensure that they are responding well to treatment.
Periodontal Associates, LLC
At Periodontal Associates, LLC, we want to help our patients get back to living their lives as quickly and safely as possible. Chetan Patil, PhD, DDS, and his team pride themselves on their flexible financing options, extensive continuing education, and personalized care.
To experience this level of care firsthand, request an appointment online or call us at (201) 567-7766.
“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.