Revolutionary Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Technique Available in Los Angeles
Do your teeth look longer than they used to? Are you experiencing sensitivity? Your gums may be receding. As gums pull back, they expose some of the tooth's root. Bacteria builds up in the gap between enamel and soft tissue, leading to tooth decay at the gum line. Dr. Don Mungcal
is trained and certified in the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. This innovative pinhole gum rejuvenation
method restores gum contours. It gives Los Angeles
patients a minimally invasive alternative to the discomfort and recovery time of traditional gum grafting.
Traditional gum grafting
Conventional gum grafting involves removing tissue from the roof of the mouth, and suturing the incision. Gums in the area of recession are cut and lifted. The graft is inserted underneath, then stitched into place. The procedure takes at least an hour, and the two surgical sites require about three weeks of healing time.
Benefits of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique requires only a small access hole made by a needle. Using a specially-designed instrument, Dr. Mungcal loosens gum tissue and gently shifts it to cover the area of recession.
Patients love this technique because:
- There is no cutting, sutures, or open wounds, and very little tissue trauma.
- Post-procedure discomfort, swelling, and bleeding is minimal.
- Healing is fast. The hole usually closes in a day. Tiny collagen strips are inserted to stabilize gum tissue and speed healing.
- Cosmetic improvement is immediate.
- Results are long lasting with good oral hygiene.
Dr. John Chao, who pioneered the procedure, has been performing the Pinhole Surgical Technique since 2006, with excellent outcomes and patient satisfaction. Dr. Mungcal is one of only a few dentists in the Los Angeles
area to offer this breakthrough pinhole gum rejuvenation
alternative to gum grafting. Call
Downtown Dental at (213) 863-9464 for more information.