Palo Alto, California (PRWEB) February 01, 2014
Patients of Perio And Implant Center By Stanford Medical Center can now elect to undergo The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, a new minimally invasive procedure that treats receding gums without cutting or suturing, providing instant results in a fraction of the time with no down time to the patient. Periodontist Jochen Pechak is at the forefront of this progressive new treatment. He is the only board certified diplomat periodontist in the county to be offering this treatment (one of only 30 periodontists world wide).
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, also known as Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, was conceived and patented by Los Angeles dentist Dr. John Chao. Only a few dental professionals in the country are currently trained to perform this procedure. It has already gained attention across a variety of media outlets to include a feature presentation on “ The Doctors”, a television show promoting health on ABC which aired January 21, 2014..
Receding gums is often caused by overly vigorous tooth brushing, aging, or gum disease. Patients can now opt for this treatment, providing instant results which can be done as quickly as over a lunch hour. Traditional gum surgery can also result in very conspicuous gum recession; as some of the healthy connective tissue is inevitably removed along with the infected gum tissue which can lower the patients gum line anywhere between 2 mm to 15 mm. In addition to sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, gum recession can dramatically alter a persons appearance possibly resulting in a gummy smile, long teeth, and a prematurely aged look.
Prior to The Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, resolving gum recession required a gum grafting procedure. Gum grafting is an invasive procedure that requires cutting a portion of gum tissue from the palate of the mouth and then suturing it to the receding areas. In most cases, dentists can only treat one or two teeth per session due to the pain and recovery time. Often times patients with significant recession may have to return several times to complete the procedure. Dr. Pechak uses a needle to make a small pinhole and then uses a specially designed tool to guide him in this procedure without cutting the tissue but rather working from underneath. The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique also enables dentists to treat multiple teeth in one visit and requires only a few minutes to complete each tooth. Dr. Pechak is the only known periodontist to enhance this procedure using PRGF, using a patients own plasma to enhance this already effective option and providing further benefit of healing, often with NO PAIN. To read first hand online reviews by Dr Pechak's patients, you can Google “ Pechak DDS” anytime.