Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Quakertown, PA
Dream-Dentistry & Sleep Care offers the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Quakertown, PA! Dr. Roeder received a personal invitation to be the 21st dentist in the state of Pennsylvania to offer this exciting new treatment. To have your gum recession treated with this new, minimally invasive, fast-healing technique, call our Quakertown, PA dental office at 215-804-4777.
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The pinhole technique was developed by a Dr. John Chao in California, and it's a very exciting, periodontal surgical technique called the pinhole surgical technique or PST and what it is, it replaces conventional grafting by making a small pinhole in the gums and going in there with small instruments and releasing the gums and moving the gums such that the gums go from badly receded to looking like you were 14 years old within one day.
It's not like a typical surgery where it can take weeks and weeks of healing and eventually it may look better, and also the beauty of it, what I love is we put collagen underneath the gums and what that does is even if you don't get full root coverage, which a lot of times, we do, you get the gums to be thicker and healthier and higher which helps keep aways periodontal issues, because most people, they tell us, "I want to keep my teeth for life. "
And that's our goal, if we can provide a service that allows you to keep your teeth for life, that's what it's all about. We had a patient in two weeks ago who came in and she said, "I'm concerned with this one area on the bottom and I have a tooth that I was told that I need a graft there, and I've been afraid to get a graft done. My tooth is starting to get loose a little bit, " and she asked me, can you help me? And I looked at it, and I thought, "Well, this is a nine out of ten on the difficulty factor, " but I said, "You know what, we'll go for it, because your only other possibility is losing a tooth and who wants to lose a tooth right in the middle? "
I said, "You know what? Let's give it a go. " We did the surgery, she came in for her post-op evaluation, her gums were right up at the top, she even got bone re-growth and her gums were as if she did not have any recession ever. They looked gorgeous.
What Is The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique?
Do your teeth look longer? Are they sensitive? You could be suffering from gum recession.
Treating gum recession used to be done with a gum graft procedure. Even if your gum graft procedure was done by Dr. Roeder’s skillful hands, you’d still have to wait it out one to two months for the graft and donor site to heal completely. With the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, there’s no cutting and no graft, so you’ll be back to doing and eating the things you love in as little as two days.
This new procedure is virtually painless, and we’re very happy to be one of the few dental offices able to offer it to our patients. Dr. Roeder will make a very small hole in your gums and then, using special tools, he’ll be able to move your gums so they can better protect the health of your teeth.Pam H. on Pinhole Surgery saving her teeth Read Transcript
Dr. Roeder showed me that my gum was too low and that the roots were going to start to show. He took a picture of it. You know how sometimes you get skeptical when somebody tells you something, but he took a picture of it, and he showed me. It was obvious that it needed to be done. Since I want my teeth for the rest of my life, I elected to go through it. He Novocained me, and there was nothing. I didn't have any pain at all. He calls you at night to make sure that you're okay.
Of course, when you leave the office, he will also give you a nice thing of ice cream if you want it. That always helps. After I had my gum surgery, what I lived on was the Icees and yogurt, because I was afraid to eat anything for fear of it was going to get under my gums. I did that for about a week or two, and then I gradually started adding different things into my diet. He was really surprised when I came back the next day and I had no pain and very minor bruising. It's been a great experience coming here.
Risks Related to Gum Recession
If you don’t have your gum recession treated:
- Gum loss can lead to bone loss, which can lead to tooth loss.
- Gum recession can leave the roots of your teeth and your gums defenseless against bacteria, which can lead to tooth decay and painful infections.
- In addition to health risks, long teeth can make you insecure about the appearance of your smile.
Why risk your health? At Dream-Dentistry, your Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique consultation is free. It’s time to make the appointment: 215-804-4777.Bonnie K. on gum rejuvination through the Pinhole surgery Read Transcript
The pinhole is important because I had exposed roots. I don't like to pick on older people, but if you've seen older people, their teeth look like ... I mean you can see the whole tooth, because their gums are exposed. They wind up getting them pulled and wearing false teeth.
I didn't want to wear false teeth. I don't want to wear false teeth, if I can keep my teeth forever. This is one solution to that. My roots are covered and my teeth look very healthy now, I feel. I feel I have a younger looking smile than what I once had. So I think it's very important that I don't have to go to the pulling of the teeth and wearing false teeth someday. Because, you know, it's hard to adjust to false teeth. I'd rather have my own teeth, eat foods without worrying about getting food caught into the plate. Your oral hygiene is your health.
I just know he knows that I want a nice smile. I'm into perfection, so I'm here to stay because I know he's going to do a good job for me.
Gum Recession Causes
If your parents struggled with gum recession, there’s a good chance you will, too, since it can be genetic. But your personal habits can also increase your risk of gum recession:
- Aggressive brushing can wear down the enamel of your teeth prematurely and cause your gumline to recede.
- If you’re not brushing and flossing regularly, gum disease could be the cause of your gum recession.
- A symptom of sleep apnea can be teeth grinding, and the added stress on your teeth can cause gum recession. If you have obstructive sleep apnea, we can treat you for it.
Reach Dream-Dentistry by phone at 215-804-4777 or online with our easy-to-use form to schedule your free exam for Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Quakertown, PA. When your gums are healthy, you hardly think about them. When you’re suffering from gum recession, you think about your gums all the time – every time you see your smile, every time your sensitive teeth cause you to wince in pain. Come see Dream-Dentistry & Sleep Care for treatment and get back to thinking about everything in life but your gums.