Raleigh Dentist Says New Treatment For Receding Gums Is An Alternative To Gum Grafting

Dr. Rebecca Schmorr says Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation® corrects receding gums through tiny pinholes. “Also known as the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique® it’s done with no cutting, stitches or conventional gum grafting,” says Dr. Schmorr, of Glenwood Smiles in Raleigh.

Online PR News – 07-May-2014 – Raleigh, NC – Raleigh, NC - “Receding gums affect people of all ages and can make a person look older, cause tooth sensitivity, and if left untreated can lead to  tooth loss,” says Dr. Rebecca Schmorr. “A new treatment, Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation® is encouraging patients to accept needed treatment for gum recession,” she says. “Until now the standard treatment has been conventional gum grafting which requires a section of the roof of the mouth to be cut out and sewn into place to cover the receded areas. While estimates state that up to 50% of Americans will develop receding gums sometime during their lives the percentage of patients who actually undergo recommended gum grafting surgery is relatively low,” says Dr. Schmorr. “That’s because people perceive gum grafting to be an invasive procedure which requires considerable downtime.”

“Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation® is a minimally invasive alternative to conventional gum grafting.,” says Dr. Schmorr. The treatment is performed through tiny "pinholes" made in the gums. A special dental instrument is inserted into the pinhole and moved to free the gum tissue, then the gums are gently guided down to a healthy position. Dr. Schmorr then places several collagen strips through the pinhole, positioning them to keep the gums in place as new collagen is formed by the body. This completes the procedure.

Dr. Schmorr is among the first 400 dentists in the world to be certified to perform Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™. The technique and special dental instruments were invented and patented by Los Angeles dentist Dr. John Chao.

For more information call 919-834-4450 or visit www.glenwoodsmiles.com

About Dr. Schmorr
Dr. Rebecca Schmorr is a general and cosmetic dentist in Raleigh, NC. She graduated from the Indiana School of Dentistry in 1995 and has completed numerous continuing education programs to refine her skills as a dentist, including training with two premier Dental Esthetics teaching facilities: the Nash Institute for Dental Learning and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. She also has extensive training in endodontics (root canal treatments), and has completed orthodontics studies for Powerprox Six Month Braces™ under Dr. Richard J. DePaul, Jr. and comprehensive orthodontics studies under Dr. Robert G. Gerety.

Dr. Schmorr has also trained at the Millennium Dental Institute to treat diseases of the gums and bone using the LANAP Periolase laser. Dr. Schmorr and her staff stay abreast of the latest techniques and developments in all aspects of the dental field by attending frequent seminars and lectures.
Dr. Schmorr is published in several dental journals and has been a cosmetic dental consultant for makeover programs. She has been in practice in Raleigh, NC at Glenwood Smiles since 1996.

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