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Pinhole Surgical Technique in El Cajon, CA

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John Chao introduced and patented the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) which is a stitch-free, scalpel-free procedure for gum recession treatment.

Gum recession is a dental disease which causes loss of gum tissue along the gum line. The natural ageing process, abrasive habits when it comes to brushing your teeth and periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis) are the factors that result to the development of gum recession in a particular individual.

Gum recession is one of the most common dental disorders that afflict thousands of people. There are over 1,500 doctors around the world estimated to be highly qualified enough to perform Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. Dr. Korel is one of the skilled pinhole dentists that can deliver the treatment for hundreds of cases concerning gum recession and has being able to resolve.

In order to perform this procedure, a needle is used in making a small hole in the gum tissue. With the use of specially fabricated equipment, the gum tissue is unloosed and guided over the distant part of the tooth. Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is differs from other gum recession treatments which are performed traditionally, which includes transplanting connective tissues, which depends on the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts to recreate a new gum line .Patients would experience minor postoperative signs such as bleeding, swelling and pain since there won’t be need of incision or use of stitches. Patients feel overwhelmed with instant cosmetic improvement.

The gum tissue of afflicted person that exists around the portion of the gum recession is being used to cover the tooth root that is exposed following this minor invasive Chao pinhole surgical technique. Gum has been treated rapidly and efficiently ever since this technique was invented.

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What are the Advantages of Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique?

 The advantages of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique are listed below:

  • After treatment the patient experiences less discomfort.
  • Quicker recovery for the patient when compared to traditional grafting.
  • Uncomfortable sutures (use of stitches) is not involved.
  • Scalpels or invasive surgical tools is not required for treatment.
  • To take donor tissue from the patient’s palate is not needed.
  • Pinhole dentist ensures less pain during treatment.
  • Long-lasting results are obtained.

The amazing advantage of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Techniqueis that an entire afflicted area in the gum can be treated in one single consultation, which is safer and saves more time than older grafting technique. Though this technique can be used to treat the afflicted site of the gum in a single appointment, the time required to perform the procedure depends on the number of sites to be treated.

Causes Of Gum Recession

  • Periodontal Disease
  • Genetics
  • Poor Dental Hygiene
  • Using Tobacco Products
  • Grinding or Clenching Teeth (bruxism)
  • Oral Piercings
  • Misaligned Or Crowded Bite
  • Bad Tooth Brushing

Dr Chao discovered that by pulling down the gum tissue directly above the site of recession, we could treat gum recession in such a way that it will be less invasive, has only one surgical area, not two, caused minor discomfort to afflicted patients and that healing is quicker. These were the reason why the Chao pinhole surgical technique was invented. As the pinhole surgical technique produces longer lasting and wholesome results, it’s also not traumatic or uncomfortable for a patient. Figuring out the treatment for gums recession is necessary before commencing operation. The gums surrounding our teeth are left exposed to a bacterial disease that will develop and furthermore cause infections that will cause a lot of pain, to build a protective barrier ensure such does not occur. If the roots of our teeth are not covered with gums, they are irritable to external stimuli and become very exposed and prone to decay.

The Best Pinhole Dentist in San Diego

We are specially trained in the Pinhole Surgical Technique which improves our ability to provide proper treatment options for our patients. Not only do we provide appropriate treatment options for our patients but also contributed to the growth of our educational standards, this is because of our familiarity with traditional gum transplant in addition to the Pinhole Surgical Technique which serves as a huge advantage being a periodontist. This enables me as well as my team to consider all therapy options for any dental problems which may differ and also suggest the best treatment for your conditions.

You may want to know how this revolutionary technique is used for gum recession which does not require the need for grafting, stitches or incisions. Like we stated earlier this technique is unique from gum recession which is traditionally treated, such as transplanting connective tissue, which relies on the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts to recreate a new gum line. Now look at the way it goes, the pinhole surgical technique, gently the natural gum tissue unloosed with the use of a small needle and allowed to over root structure which is exposed. With this method tissue adjustment is made possible through the use of specific dental equipment which does not involve extensive incision into the gums — just a tiny, needle sized hole and a little significant gum tissue adjustments.

Then a specifically designed instrument is inserted through the pinhole to perform and complete this procedure.

The procedure is painless and recovery duration rarely exceeds more than a day of analgesic for discomfort. Most importantly, each patient must know that there is no need for grafting, no cutting or stitching so the patient can easily recover rapidly without unsightly patches.

To learn more about the Pinhole Surgical Technique, please feel free to contact our El Cajon office to schedule a free consultation with our experts and get informed. Our surrounding areas include San Diego, Poway, Delmar, Chula Vista, and Rancho Bernardo. 

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    1265 Avocado Ave,
    Suite #102
    El Cajon, CA 92020