Receding gums can cause your teeth to become more sensitive. Gum recession can be caused by gum disease or by brushing too aggressively. Many patients who have receding gums are unhappy with the way their smile looks. With the Pinhole Surgical Technique™, patients with gum recession now have an alternative to conventional treatments.
Traditionally, the method for treating receding gums involves surgery, in which a piece of tissue taken from the roof of the mouth is grafted onto the affected area. This method can only treat one to two teeth at a time and has a longer recovery period. Now, with the minimally-invasive Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™), patients have another option for treatment that is more comfortable, and can address more teeth in less time. There is no scalpel or sutures used in this patient friendly advanced technique.
Dr. Richard Amato, a Fairfield County, CT, periodontist, is now certified to offer a minimally invasive treatment for repairing gum recession. As the first Periodontist in Connecticut to undergo training for The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™, Dr. Amato is at the forefront of a completely new approach to gum recession treatment.
With The Pinhole Surgical Technique™, or PST™, also known as Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™, treatment can be completed in a single session, which typically lasts about an hour. Dr. Amato can treat multiple teeth simultaneously with the Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation. Most patients see an instant cosmetic improvement following the minimally invasive procedure.
When performing The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, Dr. Amato creates a tiny pinhole near the receded areas. Using a patented dental instrument, he then gently guides the loosened gum tissue over the affected areas and back to a normal, healthy position. The last step entails placing tiny strips of collagen through the pinhole under the gums to help keep them in place during the healing process. By the next day, the pinhole point of entry quickly heals.