Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation in Tampa, FL

Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, also known as the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST), is a minimally invasive procedure our Dentist in Tampa, FL at General and Cosmetic Dentistry of Tampa use to treat gum recession. The technique involves repositioning existing gum tissue to cover the areas of gum recession and exposed root surfaces without requiring extensive incisions or grafting procedures.

This innovative technique offers several benefits, including minimal pain, reduced swelling, and a faster recovery time compared to traditional gum grafting surgery. It provides a less invasive option for patients with mild to moderate gum recession, enhancing the appearance of the gums and protecting the exposed root surfaces.

The Procedure for Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation

  • The area to be treated is numbed using a local anesthetic to ensure patient comfort throughout the procedure. 
  • A small needle is inserted through the gum tissue at the treatment site to create a tiny pinhole. 
  • Special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue and reposition it over the areas of recession. No incisions or sutures are required. 
  • A collagen strip is sometimes placed through the pinhole to stabilize the gum tissue and promote healing.

The Benefits of Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation

Minimally Invasive

Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum grafting surgery. It does not involve extensive incisions or tissue removal from other areas of the mouth for grafting. Instead, it uses small pinholes and specialized instruments to reposition existing gum tissue.

Reduced Discomfort

Compared to traditional gum grafting, the procedure is typically associated with minimal post-operative pain and discomfort. Patients generally experience less swelling, bleeding, and inflammation after the procedure, making recovery more comfortable.

Preservation of Healthy Tissue

Unlike traditional gum grafting, which involves the removal of tissue from another area of the mouth, Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation preserves healthy gum tissue. It focuses on repositioning and redistributing the existing gum tissue to cover the recession areas, promoting optimal oral health.

Improved Gum Health

By covering the exposed root surfaces, Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation helps to protect the roots from further damage and sensitivity. It also creates a healthier gum environment, reducing the risk of periodontal disease and potential tooth loss.

Faster Recovery Time

Patients typically recover faster after Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation than after traditional gum grafting surgery. Since no sutures or extensive incisions are involved, healing is often quicker, allowing patients to return to their normal daily activities sooner.

Natural-Looking Results

The technique effectively covers exposed root surfaces and treats gum recession, resulting in a natural-looking smile. By repositioning the existing gum tissue, the appearance of the gums is improved, and the teeth are better protected.

Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation is a straightforward and effective alternative to traditional gum recession treatments. To learn more about the benefits of Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, visit General and Cosmetic Dentistry of Tampa at 5010 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33624, or call (813) 960-5869, or visit General and Cosmetic Dentistry of South Tampa at 3112 West Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609, or call (813) 874-5869.


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