Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation An Overview
Is receding gums causing you oral health issues? Do your gums leave visible gaps between your teeth? We have an exciting new treatment to fix your receding gums!
Dr. Adam Eskow is proud to be one of the first dentists in the Washington DC area to offer an innovative, minimally-invasive treatment to repair receding gums. This new procedure, known as Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, or Lunchtime Gumlift™, was developed by Dr. John Chao of the Pinhole Academy. It is a scalpel-free, suture-free gum recession procedure.
This revolutionary new treatment enables Bethesda periodontist Dr. Eskow to treat gum recession without incisions or sutures. Gum recession is a gradual process that can occur naturally as you age, or from oral habits and external factors. One of the first signs of gum recession is pockets developing between your teeth and gum line. Your teeth can begin to look more elongated, or exposed. Unaddressed, this can cause gum infections and periodontal disease. Common causes of gum recession include:
- Periodontal Disease
- Neglecting routine oral maintenance lie tooth brushing and flossing
- Avoiding routine dental care
- Teeth grinding
- Tobacco use
- Crooked teeth
- Aggressive toothbrushing
What is Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation?
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation is a patented, minimally invasive, microsurgical procedure for treating receding gums. While traditional gum grafting surgery requires tissue to be removed from the roof of your mouth and grafted onto the gums, the Chao technique is much different. This technique requires only a pinhole-sized incision. The incision allows Dr. Eskow to use a special instrument to massage gum tissue over the receded part of the tooth.
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation can provide you with an instant smile makeover. Coupled with other cosmetic dental treatments, Dr. Eskow can put a treatment plan in place to give you back confidence in your smile. We strive to make your results look natural and are as accurate as possible. Patients report virtually no pain, little swelling, and visible results in as little as 24 hours.