Revolutionary Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Technique Available in Los Angeles
Chao Pinhole gum rejuvenation
Introducing Chow pinhole gum rejuvenations, pinhole surgical technique. Before, conventional gum grafting required cutting tissue from the roof of the mouth. The gum is then cut over the area of the recession and lifted. The tissue from the palate is placed over the recessions. Once complete sutures hold the graft in place during healing. Now with the new revolutionary Chau pinhole gum rejuvenation, gum recession is corrected without cutting or stitches. This new process begins the tiny entry point that is made in the gum. Then a special dental instrument is placed through the pinhole to free the gums with gentle movements. Once free, the gums are guided down into a healthy position. When the recessed gums are corrected, tiny collagen strips are placed inside to help stabilise the gums. Incredibly the pinhole heals rather quickly and often overnight. When complete the receding gums are corrected with a minimally invasive treatment that is quick easy and instantly pleasing.
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.
Dr. Don Mungcal
Dr. Tara Mavadat
Dr. Ivan Chan
With over 28 years of experience and service, Dr. Mungcal makes it his responsibility to be the best version of himself by being his patients’ go-to point for any and all dental concerns. In addition to being meticulous in his work ethic, he is also an individual who understands development and change. He updates and informs himself constantly through various continuous educational programs that he undertakes. He also invests in the latest state-of-the-art technology to provide world-class dental services.
Dr. Mungcal graduated from UCLA and the University of the Pacific Dental School and is presently a member of several acclaimed medical associations, including the California Dental Society.
Dr. Tara Mavadat was always passionate about dentistry and is committed to helping patients achieve excellent oral health and beautiful smiles that last long. Having earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, she focuses on comprehensive general dentistry with an emphasis on preventive dentistry. Her primary goals are to provide comfort and quality as well as exceptional esthetic outcomes to every patient.
Dr. Ivan Chan is enthusiastic about dentistry and his patients' oral health and is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care. He is a highly skilled dentist who received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry.
Dr. Chan has extensive training in general dentistry. He focuses on creating lasting smiles while attempting to prevent gum disease and cavities. He looks forward to assisting you with all your needs while assuring you that your trust is always in good hands, regardless of your needs!