Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique
Family & Spa Dentistry in Pennington, NJ is pleased to offer patients the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. This technique is an effective treatment for receding gums, without the need for oral surgery. It is also known as the “Lunchtime Gum Lift”, gum reshaping, and gum contouring. This technique is completed in the comfort of our spa-like dentist office. It can be completed in just one visit! The Pinhole technique is minimally-invasive, with little downtime and a speedier recovery when compared to traditional oral surgery options.
Dr. David Heering, a highly trained and experienced periodontist, will use existing gum tissue to create a healthier and more aesthetically appealing gum line. Gum recession can have several causes, from genetics to disease and trauma. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to increased tooth sensitivity, loose teeth, and even tooth loss. If periodontal disease is present, we will work with you to restore gum health as a part of your overall treatment plan. Dr. Donna Vagnozzi-Bucci and the dental team will ensure that you get a lasting result from your gum lift.
Gum Lift: What to Expect
A local anesthetic will be applied to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Dr. Heering will make a tiny hole in the gum tissue through which a special needle-like instrument can be gently placed. This will massage the gum tissue and re-contour the gum line. Next, collagen strips are placed within the treated tissue to stabilize it and support the body’s healing process. This procedure has a 95% success rate. Patients report that after this procedure, they feel revitalized and comfortable with their new look.
Is a gum lift permanent?
Yes, gum lifts are permanent. Your gums will not recede after a gum lift because the new tissue will be healthy. Once a gun lift has been done, you will typically never need another one again.
Is a gum lift painful?
No. The incision hole heals quickly, often within a day, and patients experience minimal discomfort, swelling or side effects as a result of the treatment.
Schedule a Gum Lift Treatment Today
Dr. David Heering and Dr. Donna Vagnozzi-Bucci welcome patients of all ages for a consultation. We will evaluate your oral health to see if the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is right for you. Request a consultation online or call (609) 303-3058 today.