CHAO Pinhole Surgical Technique

One of the latest preventative dentistry methods for treating receding gums is the CHAO pinhole surgical technique at Park Row Dental. This gum surgery helps you regain gum health with proper coverage of your tooth roots without the grafting, pain, incisions, or suturing of traditional gum grafting. Through CHAO pinhole surgery, you can have healthy gums again.

Why Gums Recede

There are many reasons why gums recede, or why you might need pinhole gum surgery. These reasons include: -

  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Gum disease
  • Teeth clenching and grinding
  • Aggressive tooth brushing
  • Tobacco use
  • Aging and genetics
  • Hormones

Gum tissue recedes very slowly. So you do not usually realize it is happening until you suffer the problems associated with receding gums. You suffer tooth sensitivity, your teeth look longer, or you experience issues of gum disease. Advanced periodontal disease can cause tissue and bone deterioration, eventually leading to tooth loss. This potential for tissue damage, bone loss, and tooth loss is why pinhole gum surgery is so necessary.

Proper technique is also essential when you brush your teeth, to avoid gum recession. You also need to visit your dentist twice yearly for dental exams and to check gum health. Professional cleanings help keep plaque and tartar from building up, another cause of gum disease and gum tissue recession.

How the CHAO Pinhole Surgical Technique Works

The CHAO pinhole surgical technique involves the insertion of a specially designed dental tool into your gum tissue above receded areas through a tiny pinhole. This tool gently pushes built up, receded gum tissue downward, back over your teeth where it belongs. Your dentist then inserts collagen through the pinhole to stabilize newly lengthened gums and hold them in place while they heal.

Utilizing the CHAO pinhole surgical technique in Arlington, TX, does not require gum grafting with tissue from the roof of your mouth. Nor does it require incisions using a scalpel or stitches after completion of the procedure. You do not experience the discomfort or downtime of a typical gum grafting procedure. Instead, when undergoing CHAO pinhole surgical technique, you experience little to no pain and go back to your normal activities on the same day as your procedure.

Will the CHAO Pinhole Surgery Work for Me?

Many people need gum grafting surgery for receding gums but do not want to go through the procedure because of the associated pain. The CHAO pinhole surgical technique in Arlington, TX, is the first alternative, minimally invasive method available for this surgery.

If you have receding gums and overexposed tooth roots as a result of this recession, you possibly make a good candidate for this procedure. The benefits of the CHAO pinhole surgical technique include its minimally invasive approach without incisions or need for sutures. You do not experience pain and only require a short period of time for recovery. In fact, you can go back to work or your regular daily routine right after your treatment.

When undergoing pinhole gum surgery, you also reduce your risk of bleeding, infection, and general discomfort. When compared to traditional gum grafting, you enjoy benefits like the potential for a reduced cost, lower risk of side effects, easier recovery, and better treatment outcomes. This is especially true when you undergo surgery in a well-trained and experienced dental practice, such as Park Row Dental.

Recovery from Your Pinhole Surgery

After pinhole surgery, you cannot brush your teeth as you typically do for about six weeks. You are instead prescribed a special mouthwash for daily oral hygiene. You can only eat soft foods for a period of time. If you suffer discomfort, you can treat it using over-the-counter medication.

You will also need to visit your dentist several times for post-surgical checkups. Your dentist watches the recovery and ensures you heal properly.

Of course, pinhole surgery only treats your current gum recession. It does not prevent these problems from returning, particularly if you do not adequately care for your teeth and gums after the surgery. You still need to visit your dentist twice yearly for regular exams and cleanings. You also need to continue receiving critical dental care and the services you need for your healthiest teeth and gums.

Essential dental services provided by Park Row Dental include: -

  • General dentistry
  • Family dentistry
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Aggressive tooth brushing
  • Preventative dentistry
  • Endodontic treatment

If you suffer from receding gums and want to talk about whether CHAO pinhole surgical technique meets your needs, call Park Row Dental now at 817.801.9500 to schedule a consultation.