Chao Pinhole Gum Surgery
Gum disease can be a problem that requires restorative treatment once we’ve gained control of the infection. Patients who have been battling a more aggressive form of gum disease, known as chronic periodontitis, may have experienced the recession, or pull back, of their gum tissue. We want to restore new and healthy tissue so it can provide the support that your teeth need. At Dr. Xixi Wu we offer various restorative options to fit your needs. This may include a minimally invasive surgical treatment to restore gum tissue.
Gum disease can cause multiple problems in your mouth including inflammation and degradation to the bone and gum tissue. Patients with gum disease can experience a recession of gum tissue. This means the tissue that once surrounded and supported your teeth has pulled away from the teeth. Some patients may describe this as thinking their teeth have grown but the reality is that more of the tooth is uncovered as the tissue is pulled away. A surgical treatment known as the Chao Pinhole Gum Surgery, allows us to rebuild tissue using a process that is both scalpel free and suture free. Sometimes referred to as a no cut, no sew option, this is different from traditional tissue grafting.
What is the Chao Pinhole Gum Surgery?
Traditional methods for restoration included the cut, grafting and sewing of healthy tissue from other areas of the mouth or donated tissue. This technique is uncomfortable with long periods of healing. Today, we can promote healthy growth of your gum tissue through the Chao Pinhole Gum Surgery technique.
The Chao Pinhole Gum Surgery begins with ensuring the comfort of our patient. This surgical treatment is minimally invasive, but a local anesthetic can remove any discomfort you may feel. Once comfortable, we begin by making a tiny pinhole entrance into the gum tissue. We then gently loosen the tissue around the pinhole area and insert strips of collagen fibers into the pinhole and surrounding area. The collagen will protect the roots and promote the healthy growth of new tissue. All surgical treatment is performed in just the tiny hole, no cutting or sutures needed. Because treatment is so easy, we can treat several areas during the same visit. Once completed, there is no downtime because there are no cuts or sutures. Patients experience considerably less discomfort and faster recovery.
The Chao Pinhole Gum Surgery is a great option when restoring gum tissue that has been lost due to gum disease. Patients love it because:
|Less Invasive: There is no scalpel or sutures needed. The work is completed in just one small pinhole area.
|Less Recovery Time: Many patients find that they are able to return to work the same day with little to no discomfort.
|Multiple Areas Treated: Because treatment is so easy, we can treat multiple areas during the same appointment. Traditional tissue grafts can take much longer.
|Healthier Smile: We want you to feel good and look good. Restoring tissue not only improves the stability of your teeth, but improves the look as well.