Harrisonburg, VA Periodontist Dr. Steven Saunders Brings a Minimally Invasive Alternative to Gum Grafting with The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ for Gum Recession

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Winchester and Harrisonburg, VA periodontist Dr. Steven Saunders now provides The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™, a minimally invasive alternative to traditional gum grafting surgery.

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Harrisonburg and Winchester, VA periodontist Dr. Steven Saunders now offers The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™, an innovative new gum recession treatment alternative. Dr. Saunders belongs to a select group of dental professionals who have fulfilled the training requisites necessary to perform The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™, a patented procedure created by Los Angeles dentist Dr. John Chao.

Gum recession occurs when the tissue surrounding the teeth begins to erode, exposing more of the tooth or root. This often results in a “long tooth” appearance or “gummy” smile. Dentists and periodontists can sometimes repair mildly receding gums through tooth scaling and root planing, but moderate and advanced cases can usually only be resolved through gum grafting surgery.

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™, also referred to as Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™, does not require any cutting or suturing, so Dr. Saunders’s patients with receding gums can look forward to a much more comfortable experience with minimal pain, bleeding, or swelling. When performing Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™, Dr. Saunders makes a tiny pinhole in the gums, then loosens the gum tissue and gently glides it over the receding areas using patented tools. Depending on the number of teeth being treated, Dr. Saunders can complete the entire treatment in 20 minutes to an hour. Most patients notice a marked cosmetic improvement immediately following the procedure.

To learn more about The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™, please visit http://www.implantdocs.us or call (800) 525-4867 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Saunders today.

About the Dentist

Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Harrisonburg and Winchester, VA. Dr. Steven Saunders received his DDS from the Medical College of Virginia and completed his Certificate in Periodontics at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Saunders belongs to the one percent of dental professionals currently providing the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), the first FDA-cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute and their dental services, please visit their website at http://www.implantdocs.us or call (800) 525-4867.

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