Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique performed by Dr. Sam Latif in Columbus, OH allows those with gum recession caused aggressive brushing or teeth grinding to regain their confident smile. This easy, minimally invasive procedure uses local anesthetic and one or two small pinpoint entry points to accommodate a specialized instrument to return the gum line to its natural position. Dr. Latif has been trained and certified by Dr. John Chao, the inventor of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. He is one of only 300 dentists in the world certified to perform this technique.
The small dental instrument designed and patented by Dr. Chao is inserted into the entry point to loosen the gum tissues and move them back to a normal, healthy position. Tiny collagen strips are then placed under the gums through the entry points. The collagen helps to keep the gums in place during the healing process. The treatment takes about 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the number of teeth that need treatment. The entry site is virtually undetectable the next day, as the mouth heals quickly, with no downtime needed for healing. Some patients may experience mild swelling, which dissipates in a few days.
Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue from the palate or soft tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gum line. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed. The traditional gum recession treatments are extremely painful and require several weeks to heal, becoming time-consuming and uncomfortable. Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique performed by Dr. Sam Latif in Columbus, OH is a hassle-free way to treat gum recession. No need to take time off work, as you will virtually heal overnight due to its minimally invasive nature of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.