Benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Technique®
Dr. Chetan Patil at Periodontal Associates in Englewood, NJ offers the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique because it is quicker and less invasive compared to traditional gum grafting techniques. It involves a lower risk of complications and is a more comfortable procedure. Here, we will discuss the many benefits of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique and explain why this treatment is quickly becoming the preferred method for treating gum recession.
Traditional Gum Grafting: A Brief Overview
For decades, the only option for addressing gum recession was gum grafting. During this procedure, an incision is made along the gums, and the tissue is moved back away from the teeth so the surgeon can access the root and underlying jawbone. Next, a tissue graft is placed over the teeth roots. Finally, the gum tissue is repositioned over the roots and sutured into place.
A traditional gum graft results in post-surgical bleeding and pain. In many cases, the graft must be taken from the roof of the mouth, which causes further discomfort and prolongs the recovery process.
Why We Prefer the Pinhole Technique
Because the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is minimally invasive, recovery is much faster and more comfortable than conventional methods. Benefits of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique include:
- No scalpels, incisions, or stitches: The Chao Technique is performed through a small pinhole-sized opening in the gums. This eliminates the need for scalpels and incisions, therefore causing significantly less bleeding and discomfort following the procedure. Because the gums do not have to be moved back from the teeth during the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, no sutures are required to reposition them.
- More efficient treatment: If multiple areas of recession need to be addressed, it takes several sessions to treat them using traditional grafting techniques. By using the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, Dr. Patil can treat multiple areas in a single session. This makes the treatment a much more convenient fit for your busy schedule and allows you to consolidate recovery time.
Fortunately, restoring recessed gum tissue does not have to involve incisions, sutures, or a long, uncomfortable recovery.
- Minimal discomfort: In many cases, traditional gum grafting involves taking tissue from the roof of the mouth. As you can imagine, this can be quite uncomfortable. The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique simply repositions nearby tissue to restore areas of gum recession, and this requires no incisions. Those who opt for the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique experience far less post-operative discomfort compared to those who undergo traditional gum grafting.
Learn More about the Benefits of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique
If you have gum recession, it can have a serious negative impact on your health and appearance. Fortunately, the solution does not have to involve incisions, sutures, or a long, uncomfortable recovery. To learn more about the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, schedule an appointment at our practice. You can call us at (201) 567-7766 or contact us online anytime to book your consultation with Dr. Patil.
“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.