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Why the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique Might Be Your Receding Gums Solution
Why the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique Might Be Your Receding Gums Solution
If you begin to experience gum recession, it’s highly important that you contact your periodontist to set up an examination. This is because gum recession is a major warning sign that you may be suffering from the beginning stages of gum disease. Also, it’s important to get gum disease taken care of while it’s in its early stages because if it is allowed to progress the harmful bacteria can spread to the rest of your body through your blood stream. Your oral health is connected to your overall health so maintaining it is essential to your quality of life.

Traditional Gum Grafting
When it comes to gum grafting there are quite a few options. These options include traditional gum grafting which previously was the only option when it came to gum grafting procedures. While effective traditional gum grafting is invasive and can often be uncomfortable for the dental patient. On the other hand, thanks to advancements in gum recession treatment and periodontics other techniques have emerged that are minimally invasive and more comfortable for the patient. Specifically, this technique is referred to as the Pinhole Surgical Technique.

Post-Surgical Technique
The Post-Surgical Technique is minimally invasive and in comparison, to the traditional gum grafting procedure it does not require the use of gum grafts. This means that no suturing is involved and thus the healing time for a patient undergoing this kind of technique is fast.

Benefits of the Post-Surgical Technique
  • Faster recovery than traditional gum grafting
  • No uncomfortable or invasive surgical sutures
  • No scalpels or other invasive surgical tools


Schedule Your Appointment If you are in need of gum recession treatment and would like treatment that is minimally invasive then it would be beneficial if you reached out to our office to schedule your appointment.