Traditionally, patients who suffered from advanced gum recession had only one treatment option: surgical soft tissue grafting. Today, a revolutionary technique allows doctors to restore gum health with less bleeding, discomfort, and post-operative pain. This new approach allows Dr. Albeer to move healthy gum tissue into the treatment area using just a small pinhole, rather than making a large incision and grafting tissue into place. Like any surgery, it is important to understand the risks of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique® at our Rosemeade dental practice. Compared to traditional periodontal surgery, this method greatly reduces the patients’ risk of complications. With the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique®, Dr. Albeer is able to consistently achieve outstanding results for periodontal treatment patients. If you suffer from receding gums and would like to learn more about this minimally invasive treatment, please contact our office to make an appointment with Dr. Albeer.
Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed.
While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved through the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.
During the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™, a needle is used to make a small hole in the patient’s existing gum tissue. Through this pinhole, special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue. These tools help expand and slide the gumline to cover the exposed root structure.
There are no grafts, no sutures, and no incisions needed with the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.
The benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique are many:
• Less discomfort for the patient after treatment
• Faster recovery for the patient than traditional grafting
• No need for uncomfortable sutures
• No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools
• No need to take donor tissue from the patient’s palate
• Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results