Pinhole Surgical Technique

Our very own Dr. Julie Goldstein was one of the very first dentists in Southeast Michigan to be trained and certified to perform the Pinhole Surgical Technique.  Read more about this groundbreaking technique below, or call our office to schedule a FREE consultation with Dr. Goldstein to see how this procedure can quickly improve your smile!

Introducing a Breakthrough Treatment for Gum Recession!

Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. This can occur as a result of periodontal disease, the natural aging process, or abrasive habits when it comes to brushing the teeth.

Periodontal disease affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Gum disease can cause inflammation, tooth loss and bone damage. The infection starts when the gums become inflamed due to bacteria in plaque, a sticky, colorless film that forms on your teeth. When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed.

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™, invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S., is a minimally invasive treatment for gum recession that is incision and suture free.

Instead of traditional grafts, a needle is used to make a small hole in the patient’s existing gum tissue. Through this pinhole, tools are used to loosen the gum tissue and cover the exposed root structure.

This gentle technique leads to less discomfort, pain, swelling, bleeding and faster recovery times with natural-looking results, and, best of all, because existing gum tissue is used, there is no need for a donor.

Patients will be pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.

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