Dr Paul Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgery For Receding Gums
Gum recession breakthrough treatment also known as Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ and Lunchtime Gum Lift™
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST®), invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S., is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession. As of 2016, only 1700 dentists in the whole world are qualified to to this procedure.
This procedure is performed by making a small hole with a needle in the gum tissue. Using specially designed instruments, the gum tissue is loosened and guided over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no incision or suturing, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.
To learn more about the Pinhole Surgical Technique, please click here.
Check out the video below to see an animation of the minimally invasive technique:
Above: Dr. Paul and family with Dr. John Chao (inventor of the Pinhole© procedure)
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
What is Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique?
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is scalpel and suture free.
All of the tools and techniques used to perform the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique were created by Dr. John Chao.
How does Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique 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. 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 the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.
How is Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique performed?
During the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, 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 Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.
What are the benefits of Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique?
The benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique 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 patients palate.
- Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results.
Meet Dr. Ajay Paul
Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist Ontario, Canada
After finishing a five year course in Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from Bangalore, India, Dr. Paul did a one year residency in a hospital based setting while working private practice part time. Once landing in Canada, The University of Toronto's faculty of dentistry was home for another two and a half years, where Dr. Paul re-qualified to doctor of dental surgery (DDS). Having a designation of BDS and DDS, he enjoys all aspects of dentistry and since a graduate of U of T, can also offer nitrous oxide sedation for anxious patients.
A member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the Ontario Dental Association, Dr. Paul is keen on being up to date on the latest trends in dentistry with continuing education courses so that his patients are offered all treatment options out there.
A practitioner with a strong belief in prevention being better than cure and conservative treatment, Dr. Paul emphasizes on patient education and motivation while imparting knowledge on how to make smarter choices when it comes to ones oral health and looks forward to taking care of your dental needs.