Are your teeth looking a little longer than they should? You may be experiencing gum recession, a common but serious problem. When it becomes severe enough, it exposes the tooth roots and leads to increased dental sensitivity. Uncontrolled gum recession may even cause the teeth to become loose and fall out altogether. If you are experiencing gum recession, what can you do? Visit our office to find out if you are a candidate for the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. This remarkable treatment maybe the ideal way to reverse your gum recession.
During the surgery, tiny holes (“pinholes”) will be created in your remaining gum tissue. Then, your dentist will pass specially designed instruments through the gums to gently loosen them. The loosened tissue then gets repositioned over the exposed tooth roots. Your dentist will insert collagen into the gum tissue to promote healing.
There is no need to be nervous about the procedure. It is minimally invasive, so most patients do not require anything more than local anesthesia. However, if you would prefer to be sedated, we will strive to accommodate you. We offer various forms of sedation, including nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation.
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique offers numerous advantages over traditional gum recession treatments:
The best way to find out if you are a candidate for this surgery is to visit your dentist in Tysons Corner & Potomac. After we evaluate your oral health, we’ will recommend the treatment that we believe is best for your unique circumstances. If you have already experienced some gum recession and have enough healthy gum tissue left for the surgery to be a success, it is likely that the Chao Pinhole Technique will work for you.