Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique
Old Milton Dental in Alpharetta, GA is one of the few dental offices to offer patients the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique to treat receding gums. Our dentists Drs. Corey Mazer and Katie Reid completed the educational course to provide our patients with this revolutionary procedure. Dr. John Chao, DDS, MADG developed this technique to treat receding gums without a scalpel for a less painful and faster healing process. Correcting receding gums is not only good for aesthetic purposes, but it helps improve overall oral health.
Who is a Good Candidate for the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique?
Any patient who has receding gums is a good candidate for the procedure. Receding gums are generally caused by age, abrasive brushing, or as a result of periodontal diseases like gingivitis, periodontitis or advanced periodontitis. When receding gums are left untreated, more severe health problems can arise. Receding gums can also leave patients feeling unhappy about the appearance of their smile.
Symptoms of Receding Gums
If your dentist has not already told you that you have receding gums, common symptoms include exposed root surfaces, tooth sensitivity, redness and swelling, spaces between teeth, food packing, and teeth appearing longer than normal. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to consult with your dentist so your gums can be restored back to health and beauty.
The most common treatment for gum recession is a gum graft which includes the use of a scalpel and tedious stitches. This method also tends to be quite painful for patients. Since the development of the Chao Pinhole Technique, less and fewer patients opt for the old gum grafting method. With the Chao Pinhole Technique, Drs. Mazer or Reid will create a small hole using a needle, and then insert a special instrument to loosen the gum tissue and then push it down over the receding area. This treatment does not require any stitches or painful scalpel incisions. After the procedure, patients should expect only minimal post-operative symptoms such as pain, bleeding and swelling. The Chao Pinhole Technique provides patients with an instant cosmetic transformation they can leave our Alpharetta dental office happy about.
Contact Old Milton Dental to Schedule a Consultation Today
If you have receding gums that are causing you pain, tooth sensitivity, or is just displeasing aesthetically, contact our Alpharetta dentist office to schedule a consultation with Drs. Mazer or Reid for the Chao Pinhole Technique. We will examine your gums and let you know if this treatment is a good option for you and your dental health. We can be reached by phone at 678-624-0370 or via our online contact form on our Contact page.