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Aliso Viejo, CA dentist explains the pinhole surgical technique for the treatment of receding gums

Do you have some teeth that appear longer than others due to a receding gum line? Have you experienced later-stage periodontitis and noticed gum line recession over time? Gum recession is common in patients who have had periodontal disease, but it does not have to be permanent. Dr. Claire Cho of Aliso Viejo, California is a dentist offering a surgical technique for receding gums called the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, or PST, as an alternative to more traditional methods of gum grafting after recession.

Pinhole Technique for Receding Gums at Dental Health & Aesthetics Center in Aliso Viejo CA Area

What is the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique?

Dr. Claire Cho of the Dental Health and Aesthetics Center describes the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique as a minimally invasive procedure that is used for the treatment of gum recession. Instead of using scalpels and sutures to graft donor gum tissue in place to achieve the same results, this method uses a very small opening, described as a “pinhole,” to pull the gum tissues down over the teeth. By gently repositioning the gum line with this method, patients will notice several benefits to having their gum recession treated in this manner. Some of the advantages of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique include:

  • Less discomfort
  • Less bleeding
  • Less trauma/minimally invasive
  • Eliminates sutures, incisions, and scalpels
  • Fast healing and recovery
  • Immediate results
  • Protection of the natural tooth roots

Call the Dental Health and Aesthetics Center of Aliso Viejo, California today Patients in the community who are considering gum treatments are strongly encouraged to book an appointment through our office. Dr. Claire Cho and her team are available to help with a wide range of treatments, including gum contouring with the pinhole surgical technique. Call (949) 541-2529 to request a visit at our practice, located in Suite 200 at 2 Mareblu. We are currently accepting new patients

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Dr. Claire Cho, Claire Cho DDS, CA

Claire Cho, DDS, has been serving patients for over 31 years.

She is passionate about applying new knowledge in her practice and attends continuing education courses annually. These advanced courses have enabled her to gain specialized knowledge on implantology, dental prosthetics, soft tissue grafting, neuromuscular occlusion, and bone and tissue regeneration.

Dr. Cho is one of the few dentists in Orange County offering LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure), the FDA-approved gum disease treatment that doesn’t involve cutting and sewing. She combines science with an artistic eye to transform the smiles and lives of patients. Her recent accolades include nominations for Best of LA Cosmetic Dentist and Top Doc of Orange County by Orange Coast magazine and being awarded fellow status by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

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