Aesthetic & Comprehensive Dentistry
Gum disease is an extremely common problem that will affect most of us at some point during our lifetime. In the early stages, taking positive steps to counteract it can actually reverse it and the symptoms it causes but left untreated, it can have serious consequences for your health. One of the ways in which gum disease can affect you is by causing gum recession, a condition characterized by the gum tissue pulling away from the teeth. If this happens, not only can if have a detrimental effect on your dental health but it could also impact your ability to retain your teeth. You could also be left with an unsightly smile. Restoring your gums will be a significant priority.
Fortunately, there are several options available that can help you get your gums back after gum disease and we are pleased to be able to offer these at our dental offices in Vienna and Fall Church, VA. One of the newest and most successful is known as the Chao Pinhole technique. Here is what you need to know about how the Chao Pinhole technique can restore your gums after gum disease.
Named after its creator, the Chao Pinhole technique is a revolutionary treatment for correcting gum recession. Unlike alternative gum restoration methods, it is a scalpel and suture-free method that has minimal downtime, enabling patients to get back to their usual activities with far fewer concerns about post-operative symptoms.
Chao Pinhole is a simple process. Firstly, a small, needle-sized hole is made into your gum tissue in the area that requires attention. Special instruments are then used to gently loosen the gum tissue and manipulate it back over the receded part of the tooth. There is no need for any incisions or sutures as once complete, the pin-sized holes used to perform the procedure heal quickly and naturally without interference.
There are a number of distinct advantages to the Chao Pinhole technique that have led to it being widely chosen by patients across the United States and beyond. The most commonly cited benefits of the procedure include:
Less need for anesthesia since the process is minimally-invasive. Most patients only require local anesthetic, although sedation is a possibility if you are anxious about dental procedures.
No need to take donor tissue from another part of your body, requiring an additional wound to be made.
No need for sutures.
Reduced risks as no incisions are needed. This includes a lower risk of post-procedure infection developing.
Less discomfort after treatment.
Faster recovery with fewer compromises about what you can eat and drink.
Excellent, long-lasting and cosmetically beautiful results.
If you would like more information about the Chao Pinhole technique, or if you would like to arrange a consultation to see if this treatment is suitable to restore your gums after gum disease, please don’t hesitate to contact our dentistry team at our offices in Vienna and Fall Church, FA.