Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique
What is Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique?
A breakthrough treatment for gum recession
What is the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)?
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike conventional grafting techniques, PST is incision and suture free. Dr. John Chao, who trained Dr. Felicia Mata, created the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique and all the tools and techniques needed perform the gum recession treatment. For a more comfortable gum recession treatment, contact Denthetics, LLC in Kenosha to schedule a consultation to see if a gum rejuvenation treatment is right for you.
What Is Gum Recession?
Gum recession is the loss or deterioration of gum tissue along the gum line. Gum recession can occur due to periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis), the natural aging process, or abrasive habits when brushing the teeth.
Some signs of gum recession include:
- The exposed root of your tooth/teeth
- Red or swollen gums
- Bleeding while brushing
- Loose or separated teeth
Is Gum Recession Treatment Necessary?
When gum recession occurs, the tooth’s root structure becomes exposed or revealed. This exposure means tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth along and beneath the gum line. Since healthy gums are vital for a healthy mouth, treating gum recession is important for lasting dental wellness.
Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique Vs. Traditional Gum Grafting
Traditional gum recession treatments, also called gum grafting, involve soft-tissue grafts or donor tissue to rebuild the gumline. In many cases, the tissue grafts are taken directly from the soft palate of the patient’s mouth. Then, a dentist sutures the soft tissue into place over the exposed gum line. As it heals, the grafted tissue grows with the existing gum tissue.
While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique has comparable results with better patient experience for those who require gum recession correction.
Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique Procedure
During the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST), a needle makes a small hole in the patient’s gum tissue. Then, Dr. Mata uses special instruments to loosen the gum tissue through this pinhole gently.
These unique tools help Dr. Mata expand and slide your gumline to cover the exposed root structure. With the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, Dr. Mata does not have to use any grafts, sutures, or incisions. Instead, it simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.
Benefits of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique for Gum Recession
The Benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique are considerable:
- No need for uncomfortable sutures
- Less discomfort for the patient after treatment
- Faster recovery time for the patient than traditional grafting
- No need for donor tissue from the patient’s palate
- Beautiful, natural-looking, long-lasting results
- No need for scalpels or other invasive surgical tools
Schedule A Consultation At Denthetics, LLC
Contact Denthetics, LLC at (262) 612-3807 to schedule a gum rejuventation appointment. Our dentist, Dr. Felicia Mata, treats many gum recession patients from Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie, Somers, Sturtevant, Mt. Pleasant, and many surrounding areas. Dr. Mata also treats patients at her Chicago office in The Loop area for gum recession using the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique.
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