Published: 01/02/2020

The Pinhole Surgical Technique Are you experiencing gum recession? If so, there is a small chance that you may be experiencing the very beginning stage of gum disease. Gum recession occurs when your gums slowly begin to pull away from your teeth. Receding gums are a major warning signs that you may be suffering from gum disease and if left untreated gum disease can be detrimental not only for your oral health but also for your overall health as well. If you are in fact suffering from receding gums, then it would be very beneficial if you received treatment via the pinhole surgical technique. This technique is a great alternative to the traditional gum grafting surgery. In order to better understand the technique it’s good to know why your gums may begin to recede in the first place and how this technique can be used to treat receding gums.

Why Do Your Gums Recede? The most common reasons people suffer from receding gums: • Physical wear of the gums by using hard bristles while brushing teeth

• Inflammation of gum tissue which is typically caused by gum disease

• Inherited factors such as the position of the tooth and gum thickness

When it comes to receding gums the sooner it’s treated the better in terms of treating gum disease.

What Is the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique? Unlike the traditional gum recession procedure known as gum grafting the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique procedure does not require the use of scalpels and stitches to perform it. Also, this type of technique utilizes new technology and is minimally invasive. Dental lasers are used to make a small pinhole in the gum tissue to allow the doctor to move the gums into the correct position. Also, the gums are held in place with collagen strips as opposed to stitching. Also, because this type of dental procedure is minimally invasive it also allows the patient to heal sooner and get back to their day to day life.

Get A New And Healthy Smile By Making An Appointment Today If you are experiencing gum recession, then it would be beneficial if you reached out to our office in order to schedule an appointment today. Given the fact that gum recession is an early warning sign that you may be suffering from gum disease it’s important to be sure that you are treating it early. Contact our office to make an appointment so that an exam can be done and treatment if needed. Talk to Us About an Appointment