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Correcting Gum Recession with Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation

Receding gums leave the roots of the teeth exposed, causing serious symptoms such as tooth sensitivity and increased vulnerability to decay. Fortunately, Dr. Strauss can correct gum recession with pinhole gum rejuvenation. He is trained to safely perform the minimally invasive Chao Pinhole® surgical technique.

Experience The Results Of Grafting Without The Discomfort

Minimally Invasive
The Chao Pinhole surgical technique uses tiny instruments to restore the position of gum tissue without using a graft or scalpel.

Reduce Discomfort
This advanced method reduces bleeding and minimizes discomfort both during and after the procedure.

Shorter Recovery
Recovery time for the Chao Pinhole technique is short compared to traditional grafting. Some patients heal overnight.

The Chao Pinhole Procedure

The Chao Pinhole surgical technique treats gum recession by repositioning nearby tissue. During the procedure, Dr. Strauss will:

  • Numb the gums and administer sedation, if needed
  • 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 the treatment area

Is This Treatment Right For Me?

Receding Gums
If your gums have receded past the point where a deep cleaning can help, pinhole surgery may be right for you.

Mild To Moderate Cases
Treatment does not address gum disease or deep gum pockets, so you may still need preliminary care or a graft for severe cases.

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. Strauss can instruct you on techniques to maintain better oral health.

A Closer Look At Treatment Benefits
Dr. Strauss prefers 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. Strauss 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.

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