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Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique – Lake Zurich, IL

Gum Disease Treatment without Scalpels and Sutures

Gum disease comes with many different symptoms, and gum recession is one of the most common ones. When gums pull away from the teeth, the rough root surface becomes exposed, increasing the risk of sensitivity and further infection. To overcome this problem with recession, our team can perform a specific gum disease therapy in Lake Zurich known as the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. This procedure does not involve complex and drastic treatment with a prolonged recovery. Through this treatment, we gently reposition the gums where they were before. Reach out to us to schedule an appointment with our periodontist today and get your smile back on track.

Why Choose Grand Dental – Lake Zurich for Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique?

How Does the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique Work?

Couple after gum disease therapy in Lake Zurich

Unlike a gum graft, which relies on scalpels and sutures to restore gum tissue, the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique entails a minimally invasive procedure to treat gum recession.

With a small needle or “pinhole,” our periodontist inserts a specialized instrument into the gum tissue, stretching and loosening the tissue. Then, we gently cover and protect the exposed tooth root without  sutures, making recovery much faster and easier.

Uses of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique

Gum recession in Lake Zurich

The primary purpose of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is to address gum recession, which can occur as a result of gum disease as well as smoking, poor oral hygiene, aggressive tooth brushing, genetics, hormonal changes, and teeth grinding.

With traditional gum grafting, overcoming recession can often take multiple appointments and procedures to get the desired results. However, with Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, we can easily complete treatment in just one appointment—even with multiple areas of gum recession.

Benefits of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique

Woman after Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Lake Zurich

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a unique treatment unlike other periodontal therapies, which means it offers unique benefits. While traditional grafts are more invasive procedures utilizing scalpels and sutures, this treatment is performed with a small needle and specialized dental instruments.

Other advantages include the following: