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Chao Pinhole® Technique Specialist

Madison Dental Partners

Restorative & Cosmetic Dentists & Periodontics located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Gum recession is common, with nearly half of adults age 30 and older in the United States having gum disease. Steven Schwartz, DDS, Fadwa Robb, DDS, Navid Baradarian, DDS, and the expert team at Madison Dental Partners on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, offer the Chao Pinhole® Technique to treat gum recession without surgery or downtime. Call the New York City office to learn more or book an appointment online today.

Chao Pinhole® Technique Q & A

What is the Chao Pinhole Technique?

The Chao Pinhole Technique was named after and invented by John Chao, DDS, MAGD. It’s a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure that corrects a receding gum line. During the process, your specialist creates a small hole to loosen the gum tissue and gently glide it over the receding part of your gum line.

What are the risk factors for gum recession?

The leading cause of gum recession is gum disease, which affects many adults at some point during their lifetime. Common risk factors for recession include:

  • Poor brushing habits
  • Lack of flossing
  • The buildup of mouth bacteria
  • Skipped dental cleanings
  • Poor dietary habits
  • Genetics
  • Harsh brushing techniques 
  • Family history of gum recession 

At the first sign of bright red gums, bleeding gums, tender gums, or a receding gum line, see Madison Dental Partners for an evaluation. 

What are the benefits of the Chao Pinhole Technique?

Some of the benefits associated with choosing the Chao Pinhole Technique to treat gum recession include:

  • Highly effective results
  • No cutting
  • No stitches
  • Minimal postoperative symptoms
  • Minimal pain
  • Reduced swelling 
  • Minimal bleeding
  • An aesthetically pleasing gum line

The Chao Pinhole Technique is minimally invasive, with fast recovery and a low risk of complications. 

What happens during Chao Pinhole treatments?

Before undergoing the Chao Pinhole Technique, your dentist numbs the treatment area, so you don’t feel any pain. They use a tiny needle to make a small hole in your gums. Your specialist uses specially designed instruments to loosen the gum tissue and spread it over the receded part of each tooth. The procedure is fast and virtually painless with minimal downtime.

How can I keep my gums healthy?

After your gums heal from a Chao Pinhole procedure, keep them healthy by practicing good oral hygiene habits at home. 

Brush your teeth after meals, floss every day, and use antiseptic mouthwash if your dentist recommends it. Eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables but low in added sugar. Have your teeth professionally cleaned at Madison Dental Partners at least every six months.

At the first sign of receding gums, call the Madison Dental Partners office or book an appointment online today to find out if the Chao Pinhole Technique is right for you.