Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique

Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique

Wheatfield Family Dentistry is now proud to offer the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique to patients. This treatment is an alternative method to gum grafting to treat gum recession. To provide this exclusive service to our patients, Dr. Heppner completed special training to become one of the few dentists in the North Tonawanda area who can offer this treatment. The minimally invasive procedure is more comfortable for patients and provides a faster healing time than traditional methods. Not only does it restore your smile’s appearance, it helps protect your teeth and improve overall dental health. Patients who are experiencing receding gums or need any gum rejuvenation should consider the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique available at our North Tonawanda dental office.

Who is a Candidate for the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique?

The number one candidate for the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is anyone who has receding gums. Receding gums are common in patients and can be caused by several factors. This includes aging, abrasive brushing, or from periodontal diseases such as periodontitis, gingivitis or advanced periodontitis. Common receding gums symptoms include: exposed root surfaces, tooth sensitivity, swelling, redness, food packing and spaces between teeth. Without treatment of receding gums, patients can experience tooth decay, tooth loss and gum disease. Receding gums may also cause an unsightly appearance, making you embarrassed of your smile. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule a consultation with our dentists today to prevent further dental damage.

The Procedure

With traditional gum grafting, the dentist must use a scalpel and stitches to solve gum recession. With the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, Dr. Heppner does not use a scalpel or stitches. The technique is easily done by using a needle to make a small hole in the gums. From there, Dr. Heppner uses a specially designed instrument to gently loosen the gums to expand the gums and slide them into their desired location. The procedure doesn’t require any sutures, grafts or incisions.

Benefits of Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique

One of the biggest benefits includes less discomfort for the patient during and after the procedure. The procedure doesn’t require uncomfortable sutures, scalpels, invasive surgical tools or stitches. The procedure also gives the patient a faster recovery time than with traditional grafting. The results are long-lasting and patients love how natural it looks.

Contact Our North Tonawanda Dentist Office Today

If you are showing symptoms of receding gums or have been told you will need a gum graft, save yourself the pain and trouble and schedule an appointment with Dr. Heppner. Dr. Heppner can perform the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique to rejuvenate your receding gums in a more comfortable and faster healing way. You can reach our dentist office by calling 716-694-1777 or by filling out our online contact form on our Contact page.