Gum recession doesn’t happen overnight but is the result of other dental issues – periodontal disease, gingivitis, and poor oral hygiene – and lifestyle habits like smoking – which greatly increase the risk of poor gum health. Once the initial instigator is controlled and gum levels are stable, patients are frequently faced with the dilemma of how to improve the aesthetics of their smile. Acknowledging that gum tissue does not regenerate on its own – options for having a great smile with a healthy gumline become few and far – with people often resigning to the fact that they will always have a less than perfect smile. But there is a viable treatment option that restores the aesthetics of a smile by treating areas of recession in minimal visits.
What is the Chao Pinhole® Surgery Technique For Gum Recession?
Created by a dentist – this advanced method of treating gum recession quickly and effectively restores the look of a smile by enabling gum tissue to be returned to normal, healthy levels. Dr. John Chao, creator and patentee of Pinhole Surgery Technique set out to create a scalpel and suture free treatment to correct gum recession. Using a small needle, the procedure involves making a small hole above the tooth with recession, and then using a specially designed instrument to detach tissue from the bone gum is gently eased back to its normal level. Collagen strips are placed through the small opening to create a buffer that prevents gum tissue from re-receding. Not only does the collagen keep gums in their new position, it also stimulates the production of new healthy tissue.
Scalpel and Suture Free Means Minimal Downtime
One of the biggest advantages of the Chao Pinhole® Surgery Technique is the minimal recovery and downtime compared to traditional gum surgery. By eliminating the need to cut and stitch tissue patients see a marked reduction in swelling and discomfort. With a reduction in pain and the instant cosmetic result this procedure provides; more and more patients are turning to this conservative method of treating gum recession – especially when it can be performed in just a little over an hour for an entire mouth.
Tired of living with a smile that you don’t like? Want your gums to look healthy and normal? The team at Ranchlands Dental are happy to discuss all treatment options for gum recession. Call them today to discover just how easy it is to have a great smile 403.239.5212