LEXINGTON, KY – Two Lexington family dentists recently completed training to offer a noninvasive procedure for patients struggling with receding gums.
Dr. Patricia Takacs, who operates Beaumont Family Dentistry, completed training with her daughter Dr. Kyle Golibersuch in the revolutionary Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. This treatment serves as an alternative to invasive gum grafting surgery in that it requires no scalpels or cutting of the gums.
“The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is a game-changer in the way we treat gum recession. It’s much more comfortable than conventional gum grafting and gives patients incredible, long-lasting results,” Dr. Takacs said. “With this new treatment, out patients can sit in the chair and see the results right before their eyes. That’s a luxury you do not have with traditional gum grafting.”
Gum recession can be caused by a number of problems, most commonly gum disease, which is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. Receding gums can expose the roots of the teeth, putting them at a higher risk of developing tooth decay or even failing.
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique can be completed in one visit. The doctor makes a small hole in the gums and then manipulates the gums into a more appropriate position. Once the gums are in place, the doctors place collagen strips to keep the tissue in place.
“Our patients are excited to resolve their gum recession problems in one visit and avoid extensive gum surgery,” Dr. Takacs said.
Beaumont Family Dentistry’s three locations offer comprehensive care in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, orthodontics, laser dentistry, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, endodontics and sleep apnea treatment. Individual services include cleanings and exams, oral cancer screenings, crowns, bridges, veneers, Lumineers, full-mouth reconstructions, oral and IV sedation, dentures, sleep apnea appliances, Invisalign, Fastbraces, CEREC same-day crowns and dental implants.
Dr. Takacs credits her grandfather, who was a dentist, for influencing her career path. She attended West Virginia University and was accepted into dental school after her junior year. She went on to graduate from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry with high honors in 1983. Before attending dental school, she worked in a dental office in Vienna and Williamstown, WV.
Dr. Takacs has advanced training from the Spear Learning Continuum and has completed a mini residency in sleep medicine at Tufts University. She holds memberships with the American Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, Bluegrass Dental Society, Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation, Academy of Computerized Dentistry, Academy of Gp Orthodontics and Academy of Laser Dentistry.
Beaumont Family Dentistry supports the Lexington Humane Society, God’s Pantry and the Lexington Refuge for Women.
Beaumont Family Dentistry in Lexington has three locations: 3141 Beaumont Centre Cir., Ste. 300; 100 Trade St., Ste. 175; and 2408 Sir Barton Way, Ste. 225. To learn about Dr. Takacs or the progressive gum treatments at Beaumont Family Dentistry, visit the website www.beaumontfamilydentistry.com.