Chao Pinhole Technique

Pain-Free Gum Recession Treatment in Lake Jackson

It’s essential to have gums that properly support and protect the roots of your teeth, so it’s crucial to address gum recession early. Gum recession affects your smile, making you look “long in the teeth” and older than you may actually be. A receding gum line can also expose the roots of your teeth, causing extreme sensitivity to heat, cold, and sugary foods.

Dr. Tredinick is proud to offer a minimally invasive, advanced treatment called the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. Using this technique, Dr. Tredinick can help to correct your gum recession without the use of cutting utensils. This allows for a fast and pain-free procedure that does not have the discomfort associated with traditional methods.

Advanced Technology Gum Recession Procedure

Invented in 2006 by Dr. John Chao, this technique uses specially designed instruments to help loosen your gums and then move them over the receded parts of your gum line. This is with no cutting, stitching or suturing involved, so there is no pain, swelling, or bleeding. Most patients who undergo the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique see immediate improvements in their smile and dental health.

Benefits of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique

Because the technique is considered an advanced technology procedure, it has been thoroughly tested since its development and has been shown to produce stable, lasting results. Dr. Tredinick is one of the few periodontists who is trained and licensed to perform the Chao Pinhole Procedure.

Benefits of the procedure include:

  • No need for cutting or invasive surgical instruments
  • No need for sutures
  • No need for grafting, the method where healthy gum tissue is removed from another area and then placed over the receding gum line to aid in regeneration
  • The procedure only takes one or two hours, depending on the number of teeth being treated
  • Much faster recovery time
  • Very low discomfort for a short period of time after the procedure
  • A natural looking smile with long-lasting results

Simple, Non-invasive Procedure that Heals Rapidly

During the Pinhole Technique procedure, Dr. Tredinick will make tiny, pinhole-sized entry points in your gum tissue. Then, through these pinholes, she’ll use specially designed instruments to free up the outer layer of gum tissue and then reposition it over your teeth.

Afterward, collagen healing strip will be placed over the gums to help stabilize them and to help with the healing process. Because gum tissue heals quickly and only minuscule pinholes were made during the procedure, no dental sutures are required, and the gums heal within a day.

Fix Your Gummy Smile and Make A Confident First Impression

For more information on the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, contact us online or at 979-258-3491 to schedule an evaluation today.

Watch a Testimonial

Arnaud shares his experience after discovering a non-surgical solution to treat gum recession at Coastal Periodontics.

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