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As a certified Chao Pinhole® Technique professional, Dr. Nicholas is committed to providing quality care to those with dental problems such as gum recession. Here at our office in Palm Desert, California, we use the Chao Pinhole Technique to treat this problem using a minimally-invasive procedure. Unlike other techniques, this approach is scalpel and suture-free.

Gum recession is usually the result of the natural aging process (like thinning gums), aggressive brushing or brushing with a hard toothbrush, the anatomy of the jaw bone or having periodontal problems. This leaves the roots of your teeth exposed and can result in tooth decay, infections or tooth loss. It can even heighten your sensitivity to cold and hot foods or beverages. Left untreated, it can lead to serious dental problems and costly repairs.

Your tooth roots are essential for a healthy smile that will last for years to come, so it’s important to attend your biannual dental cleaning each year. A few signs you may notice that might suggest gum recession can include loose teeth, sensitivity, pain or tooth lengthening. Those who do not have infections are better candidates for this treatment.

Dr. Nicholas and her team of specialists are able to use to the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique to treat your gums with less bleeding and discomfort. This minimally-invasive treatment is done by using a needle to make a small hole in the existing gum tissue. Special tools are used to gently loosen the gum tissue through this small space. Your own gum tissue is used to adjust and cover your roots through this innovative treatment with the assistance of these tools and our team of specialists.

The benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique include:

– No scalpels, no sutures, no grafts, no incisions
– No donor tissue or grafts
– Quicker recovery time
– Long-lasting results that look natural
– Shorter procedure (this treatment can take up to just one hour!)

For more information or to learn if you would benefit from the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, we invite you to give our practice in Palm Desert, California, a call at 760-851-0314 today. Our team is ready to help you create a better periodontal form, function and aesthetic when it comes to your oral health!

If you want to restore your periodontal health and you live in the surrounding areas of Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs or the Coachella Valley, please give Palm Desert Center for Advanced Periodontics, Cosmetic, Sedation and Implant Dentistry a call. As 2018 draws to a close, be sure to use your insurance benefits before the end of the year!