Discover the Quick-Healing Dr. Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique
Gums 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 are. A receding gum line can also expose the roots of your teeth, causing extreme sensitivity to heat, cold and sugary foods.
For those looking for a solution with a quick recovery time, Dr. Tredinick is proud to offer a minimally invasive, advanced treatment called the Dr. Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. Using this technique, Dr. Tredinick can correct your gum recession without the use of scalpels. This allows for a fast, pain-free procedure that can heal in a day.
Gum Recession Surgery for Instant Cosmetic Improvement
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 avoids cutting, stitching or suturing, so there’s no pain, swelling or bleeding. Most patients who undergo the Dr. Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique see immediate improvements in their smile and dental health.
Benefits of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique
This gum recession surgery has been thoroughly tested since its development and shown to produce stable, lasting results. Dr. Tredinick is one of the few periodontists trained and licensed to perform the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique.
Benefits of this gum recession treatment include:
- No cutting or invasive surgical instruments
- No sutures
- No grafting, the method where healthy gum tissue is removed from another area and then placed over the receding gum line to aid in regeneration
- A quicker procedure time (only one or two hours, depending on the number of teeth being treated)
- Much faster recovery time
- Minimal discomfort
- A natural looking smile with long-lasting results
Schedule an Outpatient Gum Recession Surgery That Heals in a Day
During the Chao pinhole gum surgery, 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 the outer layer of gum tissue and reposition it over your teeth.
Afterward, she will place a collagen healing strip over the gums to help stabilize them and speed up 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.