The Doctors TV show will feature the new treatment for receding gums as the “Lunchtime Gum Lift “on Tuesday, Jan. 21st. "Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ offers the best alternative to gum grafting with no cutting, no sutures and virtually no downtime," says Dr. Majid.
Online PR News – 18-January-2014 – Washington, DC – Washington, DC - Dr. Yasmin Majid, a dentist with practices in DC and Silver Spring, MD is among the first dentists in the country to be trained in Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™, a minimally invasive treatment for receding gums invented by Los Angeles dentist Dr. John Chao. “Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ requires no cutting and no sutures, treatment takes just a few minutes per tooth and multiple teeth may be treated at the same time,” says Dr. Majid. “Because of these advantages, the treatment is also becoming known as the Lunchtime Gum Lift™.”
How Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ is done:
The area of gum recession is numbed with a local anesthetic and depending on the number of recessions to be treated, two or more tiny entry points about the size of the tip of a ballpoint pen are made in the gum areas near the tooth or teeth to be treated.
A small dental instrument is inserted into the entry point to loosen the gum tissues and guide them back to a normal, healthy position. Then, small collagen strips are placed through the entry point and positioned under the gums. The collagen helps to keep the gums in place during the healing process. The entire treatment takes about 20 minutes to an hour or so, depending on the number of teeth treated. The small entry site quickly heals and is virtually undetectable the next day, with no downtime needed for healing. Some patients may experience mild swelling, which dissipates in a few days.
For more information on Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ call the office of Dr. Yasmin Majid. In DC, call 202-462-7676 or in Silver Spring, MD 301-942-5888. Visit www.washingtonlaserdentistry.com or www.smilesforhumanityspa.com
About receding gums
Receding gums can cause sensitive teeth and make anyone look older. If left untreated, gum recession can lead to eventual tooth loss. The condition is often caused by excessive tooth brushing, the normal aging process or by health problems. “People of all ages can be affected and up to now the standard treatment has been gum grafting surgery, which requires a tissue graft to be cut from the roof of the mouth and sewn into place to cover the areas of recession,” says Dr. Majid. “Usually only one or two teeth can be treated in a session, then the patient will need to take time to heal before other teeth are treated. The process could take months for a patient with several recessions. “With Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, we can now can treat up to sixteen teeth at the same time, with little or no downtime required.”
About Dr. Majid
Dr. Yasmin B. Majid has over 32 years experience in private practice performing general dentistry and minor oral surgery. Dr. Majid attended Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington DC. She performed her post-graduate training in general dentistry and minor oral surgery at DC General Hospital in Washington, DC. She has earned a faculty position in the Department of Endodontics at Howard University College of Dentistry.