The new alternative to gum grafting reverses receding gums in minutes with no cutting, no stitches and little or no downtime, says Dr. John Chao, inventor of the minimally invasive treatment also known as the Lunchtime Gum Lift™ and Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™.
The image on the left shows gum grafting immediately post-op with required sutures - the right image shows the gums immediately after the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. (Click on image to enlarge.)
Online PR News – 07-January-2014 –Alhambra, CA - Ivanhoe Medical News, a major producer of health and medical stories for television stations across the U.S. reports that the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ ranks number three among their “top ten most viewed stories for 2013”. Dozens of T.V. news broadcasts across the country have run the story, "Painless Receding Gum Cure" with millions of viewers learning about this revolutionary way to treat receding gums without traditional gum grafting surgery. KABC 7 News ran the first story in Los Angeles.
“The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is done with no cutting, no stitches & no downtime,” says Dr. John Chao. “Unsightly, sensitive gum recession can be corrected in as little as thirty minutes,” he says. The new treatment is gaining international attention as over 150 dental professionals from across the U.S. and around the world have been personally trained by Dr. Chao, with monthly training classes continuing in Los Angeles.
“The standard treatment for receding gums has been gum grafting surgery, an invasive procedure in which a section of gum tissue must be cut out of the palate and sewn on to the affected area,” says Dr. Chao. “Because of the surgery, pain and recovery time, general dentists and periodontists will usually treat only two recessions at a time, then wait for the patient to heal before treating additional teeth. For a person with several areas of recession, the process could take months or even years,” says Dr. Chao.
“This got me thinking that there must be a better way to treat gum recession,” says Dr. Chao. "Could we simply guide receding gums back down into place, without cutting, grafting or stitches?"
To achieve this goal, Dr. Chao worked on various techniques and through extensive research he perfected the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™, a minimally invasive way to restore gums to their proper position. Using specially designed instruments the process takes just a few minutes per tooth. “There is no cutting and no downtime required, so multiple teeth may be treated at the same time,” says Dr. Chao.
The entire treatment takes about 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the number of teeth treated. It’s all done through one or two tiny entry points made in the gums above the teeth to be treated. The entry points, about the size of the tip of a ballpoint pen, heal quickly and are virtually undetectable the next day, with no downtime needed.
For more information on the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ visit www.pinholesurgicaltechnique.com or call (888) 309-7501.
About the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™
A 33-month study of 43 patients with 121 gum recessions using the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ was published in the October, 2012, issue of The International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. The results of this study were as successful as the standard gum grafting procedure which requires cutting and sutures, while patients who underwent the Pinhole Surgical Technique reported virtually no pain, no bleeding and high satisfaction with the almost instant transformation of the defective gum line. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2012; 32: 521-531.)