Pinhole Gum Surgery

Chao Pinhole Gum Surgery in New Jersey

Chao Pinhole Gum Surgery is a revolutionary surgical technique for treating gum recession. This holistic surgery minimizes invasive procedures that do not require cutting or suturing. Holistic Dental Center is a select few practices in New Jersey where this virtually painless alternative to gum grafting is performed. 

What is Pinhole Surgical Technique?

The most common way receding gums are treated is by using the soft-tissue grafting technique. Although this is a traditional method, many patients avoid it because it can be a painful and lengthy process if multiple teeth are affected.

The Pinhole or The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is an alternative to gum grafting. The Chao Pinhole Surgical technique is faster, less painful, and shows great promise as a long-term solution to dealing with receding gums.

The Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation eliminates the need for painful and debilitating surgery. It is a new minimally invasive option for treating receding gums that’s scalped and suture free, and without the pain and recovery time required with gum grafting surgery.

What is Gum Recession?

Gum recession is medically known as gingival recession. Unfortunately gum recession makes a patient much more susceptible to decay and gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss. It is root exposure caused by a loss of gum tissue or retraction of the gingival margin from the crown of the teeth. This is very common among adults over the age of 65. Here are some more symptoms:

  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Teeth may look longer
  • Roots are exposed
  • Tooth decay 
  • Cavities below the gum line
  • Tenderness and bleeding gums
  • Tooth mobility or loose teeth
  • Spaces between teeth seem to grow
  • Change in the tooth’s color
  • Tooth loss

Causes of Receding Gums

Gum recession has many causes, from aggressive brushing to smoking to heredity. Some more common reasons your gums recede may include: 

  • Periodontal disease
  • Poor nutrition habits
  • Bruxism
  • Tobacco use
  • Overaggressive brushing 
  • Improper flossing; flossing too roughly or aggressively
  • Hereditary thin, fragile, or insufficient gingival tissue
  • Lack of vitamin C
  • Abnormal tooth position

Pinhole Surgical Technique Vs. Gum Grafting

Which is better gum graft or pinhole surgery?

Pinhole surgery offers many advantages over traditional gum grafting. Unlike traditional gum grafting, which requires incisions and sutures, pinhole surgery can be performed with a very small opening in the gums, so no stitches are needed. It is a simple procedure that offers a minimally invasive alternative to treating gum recession.

We also use PRF therapy as part of pinhole surgery. The PRF membrane covers the exposed tooth and enhances wound healing, making for a better process overall.

Procedure

The Pinhole Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive alternative to treating gum recession. This treatment process is relatively simple and can be very effective for restoring the gum line without surgery. Unlike traditional gum surgery, the dentist makes a small hole in the patient’s gum tissue with a needle. Once the hole is made, a device is placed into the pinhole. This device then peels and stretches the gum into a healthier and more suitable position on the tooth. Next, the equipment enlarges and slides the gum line to cover the exposed root shape with the gum line.

Once the gum tissue is in the correct position, a dentist inserts tiny collagen strips into the pinhole in the gums to keep the gums in place. This minimally invasive process takes 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the number of teeth treated. So gum rejuvenation is relatively quick, so you can leave as soon as it’s done.

Why Patients Love Pinhole Gum Surgery

Our patients prefer the pinhole surgical technique because it is an effective yet minimally invasive way to restore the gum line. This easy and pain-free procedure gets patients back to their normal routine quickly.

The Pinhole technique offers many benefits:

  • Less bleeding and swelling of the gum tissue
  • Virtually pain-free with sedation
  • No cutting or sutures needed
  • High success rate
  • We can treat multiple areas of the gums at once

Contact us for Holistic Chao Pinhole Gum Surgery

If you are experiencing gum recession, please call our office at 973-379-9080 for a consultation. The Holistic Pinhole Surgical Technique is a revolutionary way to heal your gums. We would be happy to answer questions about this minimally invasive procedure.

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