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Correcting Gum Recession with Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation

When gums recede, the root structure of a tooth is exposed. It may result in a number of symptoms, including tooth sensitivity and increased vulnerability to decay. Receding gums present a significant obstacle in achieving optimal oral health. At his practice in Englewood NJ, Dr. Chetan Patil can correct gum recession with pinhole gum rejuvenation using the Chao Pinhole® surgical technique. This effective treatment does not require scalpels or sutures and can be comfortably performed with minimal post-operative pain

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.

The Chao Pinhole Procedure

The Chao Pinhole surgical technique is an advanced procedure that treats gum recession by repositioning your gums. To begin, Dr. Patil will numb the gums and insert a specially designed instrument through a tiny entry point—or pinhole—above the affected tooth. The gum tissue will be gently loosened and guided into a healthy position over the teeth. When the gums are properly positioned, tiny strips of collagen will be placed to stabilize their position. Dr. Patil uses the Chao Pinhole surgical technique as a non-invasive alternative to soft tissue grafting. Employment of this technique reduces discomfort, bleeding, and post-operative pain. Recovery time is short compared to traditional methods, and the pinhole heals quickly, often overnight. The procedure itself is also is performed quickly, allowing patients to appreciate the results immediately.

A close up photo of a woman with receding gums
Receding gums can cause dental sensitivity and increase your risk of decay. 

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.

Alleviate the Symptoms of Gum Recession

To learn more about the advantages of pinhole gum rejuvenation, contact Periodontal Associates online to schedule your consultation. You can also call our office at (201) 567-7766 to speak to a member of our staff with any questions you may have.

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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.

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Englewood Office

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Englewood, NJ 07631

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Englewood Office

20 W. Ivy Lane
Englewood, NJ 07631

Open Today 8:00am - 6:00pm

More Info Directions (201) 567-7766