How Chao Pinhole® Helps Combat Your Gum Recession!

Dentist Performing the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique On A Gum Recession Patient

When you smile, do you witness what seems to be the “roots” of your teeth? Are you seeing more tooth surface than you have in the past, making your teeth appear longer than usual? Does it seem like your gums are disappearing? If you are answering yes to any of these questions, then you may be experiencing gum recession. A dentist can assess your teeth to determine and confirm if gum recession may be occurring. Fortunately, if this is the case, there are several treatment options available to correct this issue that a dentist may recommend, including the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.


How Gum Recession Is Treated:

A commonly used procedure to remedy gum recession is gum grafting. Gum grafting is a surgical procedure that can be executed in three different ways; including: connective-tissue grafts, free gingival grafts, and pedicle grafts. Each procedure takes tissue from one part of the mouth (usually the roof of the mouth or from gums surrounding the teeth that are being repaired) and adds it to the area(s) in need, thereby correcting the receding gum line. However, this surgical procedure is not without risks, as so with all surgery and can be quite invasive. Fortunately, there are other alternatives for those who may be looking for minimally invasive, faster, and less painful options, such as the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. This technique offers several advantages, including:

    • Minimally invasive and virtually pain-free
    • Immediate cosmetic results
    • Reduced bleeding
    • No incisions or sutures
    • Faster treatment and recovery times
    • Predictable results


Our Gum Recession Options:

Dr. Garrett Gouldin and the talented team at Northern Virginia Periodontics understand the importance of offering a variety of options to treat gum recession, including those that are minimally invasive. Dr. Gouldin and his team begin the procedure by creating a small pinhole-sized opening in the gum, near areas of recession. Using expert techniques, the skilled team inserts patented instruments through this opening and gently loosen the gum tissues. The dental professionals then reposition the gum tissue to a healthier level on the teeth and secure the new position with small strips of collagen. Patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding), and most patients are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique offers convenience and timely results and can take as little as a few minutes per tooth. Most importantly, multiple teeth may be treated at the same time, allowing patients to have healthy gums and aesthetically appealing gumlines with minimum inconvenience.

If you are experiencing receding gums, several aspects of your life can be affected, including your smile. Fortunately, there are options to remedy this, including the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique.


Ready to learn more?

Be free from receding gums today! Call our doctors, Dr. A. Garrett GouldinDr. Francisco T. Carlos, and Dr. Vishal Gohel, in our office in Alexandria, VA to schedule your consultation!



Dr. John Chao Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Alhambra California, Dr. John Chao, 


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