Gum recession is a common occurrence in individuals experiencing periodontal disease. As the infection spreads further into the gums and attacks the teeth and bone, the soft tissues begin to pull away, making it easier for bacteria to become trapped and teeth roots to become exposed. To remedy this problem, our team at Grand Dental – Lockport provides Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique as a form of gum disease therapy in Lockport. This nonsurgical approach makes it easy to reverse gum recession and improve aesthetics and oral health. To learn more, contact us to schedule an appointment.
At Grand Dental – Lockport, our team no longer uses traditional methods to treat soft oral tissues. Instead, using the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique allows our dentist in Lockport to use a small pinhole (needle) to move the gums into the appropriate place. The dental instrument stretches the soft tissue to loosen it, bringing it downward (or upward) to cover the exposed roots.
Dental collagen strips are then placed through the pinhole and positioned to hold the soft tissues in place, allowing them to heal and remain in their new location.
Our periodontist in Lockport uses the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique primarily to address a patient’s gum recession. Although periodontal disease is the most common reason for this problem, it can also be caused by:
However, by using this innovative technique, our team can address multiple areas where gum recession occurs, making it a much easier process than traditional gum grafting, which can require cutting and suturing.
Individuals who are recommended for the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique can expect to experience a host of benefits, some of which include: