Chris Clark, DDS Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Perrysburg, Ohio
Gum recession breakthrough treatment also known as Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ and Lunchtime Gum Lift™
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST®), invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S., is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession.
This procedure is performed by making a small hole with a needle in the gum tissue. Using specially designed instruments, the gum tissue is loosened and guided over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no incision or suturing, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.
To learn more about the Pinhole® Surgical Technique, please contact our office.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is gum recession?
Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. This can occur as a result of periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis), the natural aging process, or abrasive habits when it comes to brushing the teeth.
Why should gum recession be taken seriously?
When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. This means that tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth along the gumline and beneath it. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness.
What is Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique?
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is scalpel and suture free.
All of the tools and techniques used to perform the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique were created by Dr. John Chao.
How does Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique differ from traditional gum grafting?
Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed. While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved through the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.
How is Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique performed?
During the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, a needle is used to make a small hole in the patient's existing gum tissue. Through this pinhole, special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue. These tools help expand and slide the gumline to cover the exposed root structure. There are no grafts, no sutures, and no incisions needed with the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.
What are the benefits of Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique?
The benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique are many:
- Less Discomfort for the patient after treatment.
- Faster recovery for the patient than traditional grafting.
- No need for uncomfortable sutures.
- No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools.
- No need to take donor tissue from the patients palate.
- Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results.
Meet Chris Clark, DDS
Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist Perrysburg, OH
Dr. Christopher Clark is a native of Toledo, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Toledo in 1987 with a Bachelors Degree in Biology in the pre-dental program. Dr. Clark attended The Ohio State University, receiving his Doctorate degree in 1991. He was at the top of his class in providing excellent clinical dentistry and was the recipient of the Carl O. Boucher Prosthodontic Outstanding Senior Dr. Chris Clark - Perrysburg Family DentistStudent Award. He also completed numerous electives in specialty areas of dentistry at Ohio State University. Since graduation, Dr. Clark routinely goes above and beyond the required amount of continuing education to stay abreast of the latest and greatest that dentistry has to offer. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, the Toledo Dental Society, the Carl O. Boucher Prosthodontics Conference, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, Seattle Study Club and Black Swamp Study Club. Dr. Clark and his wife have resided in Perrysburg since the beginning of his career in dentistry in 1991. They have a son and 2 daughters, which keeps the family very busy. Dr. Clark is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys golf and tennis as well. The pursuit of excellence is his goal for all his patients. Frequently he is teased about being a perfectionist. To this he responds, "Being a perfectionist in dentistry is a good thing. 'Close enough,' in my opinion, is not the standard you would want for your dentist."
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