February 23, 2016

Gum recession is a serious problem. Caused by poor oral health, genetics, trauma or brushing and flossing too often or too hard, receding gums can lead to swelling and tenderness, chronic halitosis, loose teeth or even infection. If you suffer from gum recession in Chesterfield, MO, our specialists can use the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique to help you.


About the Treatment

Invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S., the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is considered a breakthrough treatment for gum recession. It is a non-invasive procedure that does not require cutting of the gums like older techniques do.


Benefits of the Technique

Most patients consider the biggest benefit of PST™ to be the fact that it is minimally invasive and a non-surgical way to treat gum recession. Although each patient’s experience is different, most experience little bleeding or swelling and less pain than they would with traditional procedures. The recovery and healing process is faster for most people and the cosmetic benefits are often immediate. Additionally, the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique allows for a specialist to treat the gums around multiple teeth at the same time.


The Procedure

Unlike traditional treatment for gum recession, which requires gum grafting, cutting and sutures, the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique uses a special needle to create a small opening in the gums. From there, the specialist can move healthy gum tissue into the areas that need it.


Candidates for the Technique

Most patients who have a receding gum line will be a candidate for the technique. Each patient undergoes a special examination of the gums to ensure there is adequate tissue to complete the process.


The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique can create healthier, happier smiles when performed by a professional who has proper training in the procedure. To learn more about treatment for gum recession in Chesterfield, MO, contact Dr. Stephen C. Snitzer by calling 314-899-5376.



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