Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique | Periodontist Upper East Side

Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique | Periodontist Upper East Side

Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique | Periodontist Upper East Side

Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique | Periodontist Upper East Side

Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique | Periodontist Upper East Side

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique offered at our Upper East Side, Manhattan, NY practice is a blade-free, suture-free surgical procedure used to correct gum recession. Compared to traditional gum grafting surgery, the Chao Pinhole Technique is faster with minimal discomfort, and it involves less bleeding and recovery time. Consult with the experienced Periodontist Dr. Navid Baradarian who can safely and successfully correct your gum recession, resulting in healthier gums and a more beautiful smile.

Are You a Good Candidate?

For patients desiring a less invasive approach to gum grafting, the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is a proven method for restoring the health of your gums. Candidates for this procedure include:

  • Patients whose gums have begun to recede

  • Patients with gums negatively affecting periodontal and oral health

  • Patients with aesthetically displeasing gums

Although this procedure is not considered a cosmetic procedure, it can significantly restore the aesthetics of your smile. For severe gum recession cases, Dr. Baradarian may recommend traditional gum grafting to help you achieve good results.

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique Procedure

During the procedure, Periodontist Dr. Baradarian will numb the gum line and surrounding area with a local anesthetic, and after you are comfortable, he will insert a small needle above the gum line to create a tiny pinhole and then insert a special dental instrument through the hole. Using a gentle shifting technique, he will loosen the tissue and guide the gums back into proper position. Once the gums are corrected, periodontist in Upper East Side, Dr. Baradarian will insert tiny collagen strips through the hole to stabilize the gums and promote faster recovery. The procedure generally takes about one hour per tooth, and you can immediately return to your normal activities.

In most cases, the pinhole will close overnight, and you will notice an improved gum line the following day. Although there is minimal discomfort with this procedure, you may experience some swelling for the first 24 to 48 hours. For an overall smoother recovery, avoid eating abrasive or spicy foods that might cause irritation. You can keep the surgical site clean with gentle brushing techniques and mouthwash. Interested in the procedure? Give Dr. Baradarian a call today to schedule your consultation appointment.

Benefits of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique

Compared to conventional gum grafting, this procedure provides patients with many benefits such as minimal bleeding, no second surgical site, blade-free, suture-free, minimal discomfort, faster recovery.

    During the procedure, Dr. Baradarian will numb the gum line and surrounding area with a local anesthetic. Once the area is completely numb and you are comfortable, he will insert a small needle above the gum line to create a tiny pinhole and then insert a special dental instrument through the hole. Using a gentle shifting technique, he will loosen the tissue and guide the gums back into proper position. Once the gums are corrected, Dr. Baradarian will insert tiny collagen strips through the hole to stabilize the gums and promote faster recovery. The procedure generally takes about one hour per tooth, and you can immediately return to your normal activities.