Now available at our office The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) to correct receding gums. Dr. Zuerlein is one of two dentist in Nebraska certified to perform this procedure.
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) was invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S. This is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for correcting gum recession. Through a small hole made by a needle, Dr. Zuerlein will use a specially designed instruments to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. Most patients can expect minimal pain, swelling and bleeding since there is no cutting or stitching involved.
Patients will also be pleasantly surprised by the cosmetic improvement after this procedure as exposed tooth roots will no longer be visible and gum tissue will be recontoured to be more aesthetically appealing.
Gum recession is the loss of gum tissue along the gumline that can occur as a result of
periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis), the natural aging process, or other factors.
When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed, which means that tooth
decay and other problems can affect the teeth along the gumline and beneath it more easily. Healthy gums are essential to maintaining overall dental health and it is very important to get recession treated.
Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of soft tissue grafts to rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and as it heals will fuse with the existing gum tissue.. While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique produces comparable results with a better patient experience.
Benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique:
- Less discomfort for the patient after treatment
- Faster recovery for the patient than traditional grafting
- No need for uncomfortable sutures
- No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools
- No need to take donor tissue from the patient’s palate
- Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results
Contact us today for more information about this scalpel-free, suture-free and innovative procedure to correct receding gums.