Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique ™

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique ™ is a revolutionary technique to treat gum recession, a condition where individuals lose the gum tissue along their gum line. As a result, they end up with their teeth exposed and susceptible to a variety of diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis. When the roots of your teeth become exposed, bacteria and plaque may accumulate there, forming abscess in your mouth. This is why it is necessary to treat gum recession as soon as possible.

At Dr. Elizabeth Kilpatrick-Fox, you can opt for pinhole gum surgery if Dr. Fox believes that you are a good candidate for the procedure. Invented by Dr. John Chao, this is a pain-free method that does not involve scalpels or stitches yet can effectively treat gum recession.

chao pinhole surgical techniqueAdvantages of Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique ™

In comparison with traditional soft tissue grafting procedures, the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique ™ is not painful or time intensive. Other benefits which this procedure has to offer include:

  • Scalpel-Free, Suture-Free & Graft Free – As the procedure does not involve tissue grafting, your dentist will not need to make any incisions. As for your newly positioned gum tissue, it is held in place by collagen strips, not sutures.
  • Quick, Pain-free Procedure – Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ can be performed in less than an hour depending on the number of teeth being treated. As the procedure is minimally invasive, you will only experience minor pain and discomfort if any at all. Finally, patients have very little downtime in most cases. You may experience a little swelling, but you can return to your routine the day after the procedure.
  • Instant Results – The effects of Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ are immediately noticeable. Therefore, you can flaunt a youthful and attractive smile once you leave the dentist’s chair.

The Procedure for Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™

To perform the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™, Dr. Fox will first create a very small hole in the remaining gum tissue above the affected tooth. Using special tools, and through the aforementioned hole, the dentist will move the soft tissue from surrounding areas into the area where your gums have receded. This will expand and slide your gum line, covering the root of the tooth and saving it from exposure to dangerous plaque and bacteria.

As the procedure does not involve cutting, grafting or suturing, you will not need sedation or an anesthetic to feel comfortable. However, you need to follow your dentist’s instructions in order to recover quickly and get back to your daily routine quickly.

Very few dentists in the U.S. can claim expertise in this field. Luckily, Dr. Elizabeth Fox is one of them. To get more information about this procedure or to book an initial consultation, call us now at 856 467 1100 or visit our practice 1507 Kings Highway Route 605, Swedesboro, NJ 08085. We look forward to taking care of your dental needs.