February 16, 2017
A Breakthrough Treatment for Gum Recession
Now available in Your DFW Dental Practice: Offer Your Patients the Pinhole Surgical Technique
Scalpel-Free, Suture-Free, Conventional Graft- Free
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. The Pinhole Surgical Technique can repair gum recession instantly.
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.
What is the Chao Pinhole ® Surgical Technique (PST)?
The Chao Pinhole ® Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST
is incision and suture free. All of the tools and techniques used to perform the PST were created by Dr. John Chao. VIPS Periodontist, Dr. Nauman Quamar, was trained personally by Dr. Chao in this revolutionary technique.
How Does PST Differ From Traditional Grafting?
Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gumline. This 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 patient experience can be achieved through PST.
How is PST performed?
During the PST procedure, a needle is used to make a small hole in the patient’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 Pinhole Surgical Technique. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.
What are the benefits of PST?
The benefits of the Pinhole procedure are many:
• Less discomfort for the patient after treatment
• Faster recovery for the patient than traditional grafting
• No need for uncomfortable sutures
• No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools
• No need to take donor tissue from the patient’s palate
• Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting result
For more information about this minimally invasive periodontal procedure, or to find out how you can offer this treatment to your patients on an in-house basis, right in your own dental practice, please contact Dr. Nauman Quamar and VIPS Perio.