The Chao Pinhole® Technique

Treat Gum Recession with the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique

It happens slowly, so you may not notice it at first. Slowly but surely, your gums could be receding away from your teeth due to aggressive brushing, gum disease, hormonal changes, clenching your teeth, or something as simple as a lip piercing. Until now, treatment for gum recession was extensive, painful, and time-consuming. With the revolutionary Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique now available at Beaumont Family Dentistry, we can get your smile back to a healthy state in a single appointment.

Why Leaving Gum Recession Alone Is Not an Option

You may be wondering why gum recession is such a big deal if the progression is so slow. The problem is that many people think that it is okay to ignore gum recession, and they allow this controllable problem to become worse. You see, if you allow gum recession to continue, you put yourself at risk for severe tooth sensitivity, advanced gum disease infections, and even lost teeth.

The first sign you will notice is tooth sensitivity. Sharp pain will occur when you eat foods that are hot, cold, or sweet. You might also notice knots or gaps forming along the gumline. It is this space that makes it easier for bacteria to infect your gum tissue, which could lead to more serious health concerns as well as the loss of teeth.

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique Makes Treatment Hassle-Free

Treating gum recession used to be such an ordeal that some patients avoided treatment simply because they were afraid. With the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, that worry can fade. Traditional treatment involved at least one gum grafting surgery (some patients would have to return for additional surgeries), which includes harvesting tissue, suturing it in place, and waiting for it to heal. While effective, this treatment is not very comfortable, and it requires several days for healing to occur.

Treatment for gum recession is a lot easier with the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. It does not require sutures, grafts, or a scalpel! In other words, we can treat your gum recession in a single appointment, and you can walk out of our office with very little discomfort. Research shows that most Pinhole® patients require an average of two pain pills following their treatment. That’s not many compared to what a gum grafting patient would require.

The Chao Pinhole Surgical technique is a simple approach developed by Dr. John Chao. Once you are completely comfortable and at ease in your chair, we will get to work. Using extremely small incisions in your gums, we will insert a special tool under the gumline and gently work your gum tissue back to a healthy position. Once your treatment is complete, you will be able to return to normal activities within 24-48 hours.

Have a Healthier, Younger-Looking Smile After the Pinhole® Surgical Technique

Pinhole® treatment is a revolution for the Lexington, KY area. Only doctors who have completed the Pinhole® Academy can perform this procedure, and Beaumont Family Dentistry has two doctors certified to provide this treatment. If you’ve been told that you need gum grafts to treat your gum recession, give us a call! We would love to give you a second opinion and see if you are a candidate for this incredible treatment.

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