Comparing the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique to Gum Grafting
Gum recession is a serious condition that should be addressed in a timely manner to prevent more severe periodontal health issues from arising. If you are suffering from gum recession, there are many reasons to consider the Chao Pinhole® Surgery Technique vs gum grafting. This advanced procedure is faster than the traditional method, provides immediate results, and boasts virtually no downtime. Dr. Eugene D. Stanislaus offers pinhole surgery at Brooklyn Heights Dental® in Brooklyn Heights, NY, to qualifying patients.*
The Importance of Treating Gum Recession
Gum recession occurs when the gum line shrinks away from the teeth, exposing the dental roots beneath. Aside from the aesthetic consequences, gum recession can also make you more vulnerable to a host of dental issues. Because the roots of the teeth are not protected by enamel, they are susceptible to cavity-causing bacteria once exposed. Patients who suffer from gum recession may also experience severe sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. Covering the exposed roots can not only reduce sensitivity, it can also improve your oral health and protect your teeth.*
Traditional Gum Grafting
Soft tissue grafting has been traditionally used to treat gum recession. This procedure requires donor tissue, which is either harvested from another part of the patients' mouth or selected from a bone and tissue bank. In the area of gum recession, small incisions are made to create a pocket. The donor tissue is placed in the pocket, and then secured with sutures. This procedure effectively covers exposed roots and replenishes lost tissue around the teeth. However, the advanced Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique offers comparable results with a minimally invasive approach.*
Why Choose the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique?
In comparison to traditional gum grafting, the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique offers significant advantages. While a gum graft requires incisions and sutures, pinhole surgery is performed through a tiny opening in the gums. As a result, no scalpels or stitches are necessary.
Using the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, multiple sites can be treated during the same session, whereas gum grafting typically necessitates several treatments. Healing from a traditional treatments can also take several months, while the results of pinhole surgery are immediately apparent.*
Using the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, multiple sites can be treated during the same session.
Patients who undergo pinhole surgery at Brooklyn Heights Dental can enjoy virtually no downtime, and can often return to work the same day. Additionally, treatment time is much faster than gum grafting, averaging approximately 20 minutes per tooth.*
As a conventional soft tissue graft often requires donor tissue from the palate, patients typically have two surgical sites rather than one – the donor and recipient site. This can lead to significant post-operative discomfort and prolonged recovery. However, because no donor tissue is required for the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, the procedure is much less invasive, resulting in an overall more comfortable experience.*
Explore Your Candidacy
If you are exploring treatment options for gum recession, pinhole surgery could offer excellent results. To learn more about this innovative procedure or to find out why so many patients have entrusted Dr. Stanislaus with their periodontal needs, we encourage you to schedule a consultation today. Our team is always available to answer any questions you may have regarding treatment. Please call us at (718) 857-6639 or contact us online anytime.
"I've been very happy with my experiences at Dr. Stanislaus's office, and highly recommend him to anyone in the New York City area. He and his staff go above and beyond to do the best job possible."-R.B. (Patient)