Dr. James McAraw Now Certified in Minimally Invasive Receding Gums Correction Procedure

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Dr. James McAraw now joins Dr. Craig Foisie at River Valley Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, in offering the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique to Connecticut residents. This advanced treatment option is a quick and minimally invasive way to treat receding gums without stitches or scalpels.

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Patients with receding gums can now visit any of River Valley Perio’s three locations and receive the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Connecticut. Dr. James McAraw and Dr. Craig Foisie are now both qualified to perform the procedure. Individuals who are tired of dealing with the uncomfortable symptoms of gum recession are encouraged to call River Valley Perio and schedule an appointment with either doctor.

Receding gums are one of the most common dental problems afflicting many Americans. In some cases, gum recession only causes very minor symptoms, including slight teeth sensitivity and a visually-noticeable alteration of the smile’s appearance. However, if the condition is left untreated, symptoms can worsen over time and cause significant pain. Severe gum recession can eventually lead to highly sensitive gums, embarrassment, and even tooth loss. Receiving the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Connecticut, from Drs. McAraw and Foisie, can help restore the beauty, functionality, and comfort of each patient’s smile with minimal pain and discomfort during the procedure.

During the Pinhole® procedure, patients receive a local anesthetic and a small hole is created in their gum tissue, near the receded site. Drs. McAraw and Foisie then utilize special tools through the hole to manipulate the gum tissue away from the teeth, in order to loosen it so that it may be redirected accordingly over the tooth’s surface. Once the tooth is sufficiently covered with gum tissue, the procedure is completed and the patient can immediately see positive results. There are no stitches required, and the healing process is expedited in most cases. Patients who receive this procedure do not need to be concerned about experiencing excessive amounts of bleeding while the technique is being performed or during the recovery period.

Drs. McAraw and Foisie encourage patients with various degrees of receding gums, to schedule an appointment with their office and find out if they are ideal candidates for receiving the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Connecticut. Patients are invited to call one of River Valley Perio’s three locations in Old Saybrook, Waterford and Madison, CT to schedule an appointment.

About The Doctors

Dr. James R. McAraw received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Jefferson College and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh. After 2 years in the Air Force, Jim attended Boston University for periodontal training and founded River Valley Periodontics in 1974. Dr. I.L. (Lee) Cantner, II joined the practice in 1978 after receiving a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College and a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. Lee did his periodontal training with Jim at Boston University. Dr. Matt Cantner attended Lafayette College before earning his dental degree and certificate in periodontics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Craig Foisie is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Board of Periodontology. He received a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a dental degree from Boston University in 2003. He joined the practice after a ten-year career in the US Navy, during which he received a certificate in periodontology from the National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Oks recently joined the practice after attending Adelphi University for undergraduate studies and receiving a dental degree and a certificate in periodontics from Columbia University. To learn more about the dental services available, please contact the doctors’ office at (860) 388-4439 for the Old Saybrook office, (860) 444-0601 for the Waterford office or (203) 245-4429 for the Madison office. You can also visit their website at http://www.rivervalleyperio.com.

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