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Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique

A breakthrough treatment for gum recession

What is gum recession?

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

Why should gum recession be taken seriously?

When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. This means that tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth along the gumline and beneath it. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness.

chao-pinhole-logo-onlyThe Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, created by Dr John Chao, is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is incision and suture free.

How does the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) differ from traditional gum grafting?

Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gumline. The soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed.

While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results with better guest experience can be achieved through the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

Dr Chris Lee, a Pinhole Academy Certified DentistDr. Chris LeeTriangle Family Dentistry

Here at Triangle Family Dentistry, our Dr Chris Lee has received the training required to become a Pinhole Academy Certified Dentist. This designation is required in order to perform this revolutionary procedure.

While Dr Lee performs this procedure in our Wake Forest location, it doesn’t matter which Triangle Family Dentistry office you normally visit, we’d be happy to schedule an appointment for you in our Wake Forest office with Dr Lee!  Just Contact Us to schedule an appointment.

How is Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) performed?

To perform this procedure, Dr Lee uses a needle to make a small hole in the guest’s existing gum tissue. Through this pinhole, special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue. These tools help expand and slide the gumline to cover the exposed root structure.

There are no grafts, no sutures, and no incisions needed with the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.

What are the benefits of Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)?

Some of the benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique include:

  • Less discomfort for the guest after treatment
  • Faster recovery for the guest than traditional grafting
  • No need for uncomfortable sutures
  • No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools
  • No need to take donor tissue from the guest’s palate
  • Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results

This short video explains this revolutionary technique:

These photos demonstrate one guest’s results: 

sharon-pst-before-and-after-picture Chao Pinhole®

 

To schedule an appointment or to learn more about how this revolutionary procedure could benefit you, Contact Us or submit an appointment request.

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Morrisville Location

(919) 469-2122
3607 Davis Dr. Suite 209
Morrisville, NC 27560

Hours:

  • Mon: 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue:  8:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed: 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu:  8:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri:    8:00am-3:00pm
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Wake Forest Location

(919) 554-9955
3415 Rogers Rd Suite 100
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Hours:

  • Mon:  8:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue:   9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed:  8:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu:   8:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri:     8:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat:     9:00am-2:00pm*
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Fuquay-Varina Location

(919) 557-7799
1625 N. Main St. Suite 201
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

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  • Mon:    8:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue:    8:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed:   8:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu:    8:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri:      8:00am-3:00pm
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Cary Park Location

(919) 468-1777
7535 Carpenter Fire Station Rd Ste 201
Cary NC, 27519

Hours:

  • Mon:   9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue:    8:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed:   8:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu:    8:00am-7:00pm
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