Lehigh Valley, PA (PRWEB) October 27, 2015
Patients with receding gums in Lehigh Valley, PA are now invited to receive the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™) from Dr. Ann Astolfi at her Bethlehem, PA practice. PST™ is preferred by many patients over gum graft procedures due to its minimally-invasive nature. It is also a quick procedure to perform, which means patients will spend less time in the treatment chair.
Patients with receding gums in Lehigh Valley, PA and Bethlehem, PA who are looking for gentler alternatives to gum graft procedures can now visit Dr. Astolfi’s office for PST™. Dr. Astolfi has recently received the certification necessary to practice this cutting-edge and minimally invasive technique. While gum grafting is still commonly offered as a treatment for severe gum recession, many patients are unaware that a less painful procedure exists. A typical gum grafting treatment usually requires the patient to have tissue cut from one part of their mouth and attached with sutures to another part of the mouth. The procedure itself and the subsequent healing period can be quite uncomfortable due to the invasiveness of the technique as well as the sutures.
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique can significantly reduce patient discomfort and the length of the recovery time because it does not involve any slicing of the gum tissue. Dr. Astolfi begins the procedure by conducting a careful examination of the receded area, then creating a strategically placed pinpoint hole in the gum tissue. The hole is then used as an insertion point for a variety of small tools that are used to loosen the gums and slide them either up or down, depending on whether the recession affects the upper gums or the lower gums. Once the gums are slid into place, the visual results are immediate.
Patients who are looking for a more comfortable and quick alternative to traditional gum graft procedures are invited to call Dr. Astolfi’s office in Bethlehem, PA at (484) 270-4488 and set up an appointment, or visit her website, http://www.drastolfi.com. The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a very effective and minimally uncomfortable solution for those who have receding gums in Lehigh Valley, PA.
About the Doctor
Dr. Ann Astolfi is a periodontist offering personalized care for patients in the Lehigh Valley and Bethlehem, PA areas. Dr. Astolfi has practiced periodontics for nearly 20 years, and is dedicated to providing patients with cutting edge technology and comfortable care. She offers a variety of services, including minimally invasive treatment for receding gums with the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, dental implants and laser gum therapy. To learn more about the services offered by Dr. Astolfi please visit her website, http://www.drastolfi.com or call (484) 270-4488 to schedule an appointment.