It’s estimated that more than 50 percent of the U.S. population has some degree of gum recession. That’s a condition in which your gums recede, exposing more of your tooth or teeth. Gum recession detracts from your smile, but it can also lead to gum disease by allowing infectious bacteria to get below the gumline. Fortunately, gum recession can now be treated quickly and nearly painlessly with the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique!

Dr. James LoCascio at Highland Advanced Dental Care was the first general dentist in Michigan to be certified in the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. He’ll thoroughly numb the areas to be treated, and then make a tiny pinhole in your gum. After inserting a special tool through the pinhole, he’ll gently lift and reposition your gum to its correct place. It’s often possible to complete all the work in a single session!

No scalpels, no tissue grafts, minimal bleeding, and faster healing are just some of the benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

Here are five ways that the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique will improve your smile.

1. No Painful Gum Grafts

The traditional approach to treating gum recession involves oral surgery – grafting additional tissue to restore the gum line to its proper place. While the surgery itself is painless, the same can’t be said for the healing period which is generally one to two weeks. With the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, there’s no gum grafting of any kind and most patients report little to no pain the day after treatment!

2. No Foreign Tissue Introduced

Gum grafting requires adding gum tissue, either your own (if it’s suitable) or donor tissue. The prospect of having foreign tissue in the mouth makes many people uncomfortable. With Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, that’s a non-issue. There’s absolutely no tissue grafting needed.

3. Quicker, Safer Treatment

Traditional gum surgery may require several appointments to complete, with healing periods in between. As you’ve read, the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is so quick that the entire procedure can often be done in a single appointment. That’s a huge savings in time and inconvenience.

Beyond the convenience factor, the fact that there’s no tissue grafting means that there’s no risk of your body rejecting foreign tissue. And the lack of incisions generally lessens the chances of postoperative infection.

4. Healthier Teeth & Gums

Your gums play an important role in the health of your mouth. They help stabilize your teeth and they act as a barrier against infection. With the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, your gum line is quickly restored which helps to keep your teeth and gums healthier.

5. A More Confident You

A beautiful smile requires the right balance of teeth and gums. Once your gum line is restored thanks to Dr. James LoCascio at Highland Advanced Dental Care in Highland Township, MI, you’ll be able to smile freely and with confidence again.

To learn more or to request an appointment at Highland Advanced Dental Care, fill out our online form or call our Highland Township, MI office at 248-329-3552 today.