The real value of advanced dental services in Los Angeles

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With every investment I make in knowledge, training, and equipment, I consider the impact it will have on real people. While learning about advanced dental services is quite exciting, I know that those services must bring identifiable value to the lives of my patients in the Los Angeles area. Pinhole gum rejuvenation is a great example.

Oral health

Receding gums expose the root structure of teeth. Roots are not protected by enamel, so this area becomes vulnerable to tooth decay. By re-contouring soft tissues with pinhole gum rejuvenation, I am able to help the patient maintain better oral health.

Conventional gum grafting leaves two surgical sites, both requiring multiple sutures. The access point for the pinhole technique usually heals in a day. There are no stiches, so there is no extended healing period, greatly reducing risk of secondary infection.

Emotional wellness

Most people are quite aware of the appearance of their mouths. They stop smiling when they aren’t confident in what others see. That is unfortunate, because every smile triggers neural messages in the brain that foster happiness. Smiling releases endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine that relax heart rate and blood pressure, and act as natural anti-depressants. Healthy, contoured gums contribute to smile-worthy self-confidence.


With traditional gum grafting you could expect about an hour of treatment per tooth, needing a ride home (sedatives are necessary for the surgery), continued use of pain medications while your mouth healed, and a soft diet for about two weeks.

The Chao Pinhole® surgical technique that I use does not require grafting, so:

  • Treatment is efficient.
  • There is minimal discomfort and bleeding.
  • No sutures are needed because there are no open wounds.
  • Treatment is efficient.
  • Healing is fast!
  • Improvement is immediately visible.


To learn more about advanced dental services such as pinhole gum rejuvenation, call 213-863-9464 to schedule a consultation at Downtown Dental in Los Angeles.

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