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Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique

Repairing receded gums can be performed quicker and with less invasive general dentistry treatment with the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. Gum tissue can be moved to cover the root structure without the need for scalpels or stitches, creating a better experience for patients. At Gardner & Swanner, we offer the unique Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique for repairing receding gums for our patients.

Gum recession can weaken the structure that supports your teeth and expose the roots to detrimental elements. When the roots are uncovered, they are susceptible to decay and disease, jeopardizing the oral health of the patient. Traditional gum recession repair techniques use grafting, cutting and stitching to add gum tissue to cover the roots of the teeth. While this is effective, the procedure is more invasive, with swelling, bleeding and surgical tools needed. With the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, patients can receive similar results to grafting without the invasiveness of gum surgery and grafting.

Cutting Edge Gum Recession Treatment

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique uses a specialized tool that inserts a needle through the gum tissue. Using tiny instruments, the gum tissue is loosened through this “pinhole,” then moved to cover the tooth roots. There is no cutting or stitching; the gum tissue is simply shifted over the roots of the teeth.

The benefits of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique are a better experience for the patient. There is less discomfort and quicker recovery after the procedure. No donor gum tissue is needed, or uncomfortable sutures to hold the grafted tissue in place. The gums have less swelling, bleeding and other issues, quickly recovering to look and function as needed.

Dr. Edward Gardner at the dental practice of Gardner & Swanner is one of the few dentists to offer this cutting-edge gum recession treatment. If you have receding gums, protect your oral health and improve the cosmetic beauty of your smile with gum recession treatment. Contact our office today to learn more about the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique for healthier gums and teeth.

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Gum recession treatment Richmond before and after photos.
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
Richmond gum rejuvenation before and after.
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
Richmond gum recession before and after photos.
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation