Understanding the pinhole technique for gum recession
Gum recession is a common aftereffect of severe, advanced periodontal disease. Once the infection is under control and the smile has recovered, many patients in Aliso Viejo, California, seek solutions to improve the appearance of their smile and address this recession that leaves natural teeth exposed and more at risk of developing cavities. While gum grafting used to be the best way to restore the gum line, gum recession is often treated with the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique performed by Dr. Claire Cho of Claire Cho DDS. This specialized pinhole procedure for gums is a revolutionary alternative designed to avoid traditional treatments such as gum grafting.
What is the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique?
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is a unique gum restoration procedure designed to help treat gum recession associated with severe periodontal disease. It is a gum grafting treatment that uses a special technique. Instead of grafting gum tissue where the recession has developed, the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique uses a tiny hole in the gum tissue and a special needle-like instrument to gently pull the gum tissues through this hole. This can provide similar results to gum grafting without using donor tissue.
What are the advantages of using the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique?
Instead of gum grafting, Dr. Claire Cho often recommends this alternative treatment for various reasons:
- Less discomfort after treatment
- Faster recovery
- No sutures
- No scalpels
- No invasive surgical tools
- No donor tissues
- Lasting, natural-looking results
Am I a good candidate for Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique?
During a consultation visit with Dr. Claire Cho, you can speak to her about your unique needs to determine if you could benefit from this particular treatment option.
How do I find out more about treating gum recession with more advanced techniques?
If you are interested in learning more about the pinhole procedure for gum recession and live in the Aliso Viejo, CA area, we welcome you to book an appointment at our office by calling (949) 541-2529!Back to Pinhole Surgical Technique Page