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.
At Downtown Dental, Dr. Don Mungcal
brings to his patients exceptional technique and extensive experience! Whether it is cosmetic dentistry
, dental implants
, teeth whitening
or even sleep apnea
, Dr. Mungcal can help you. With over three decades of experience, Dr. Mungcal believes in not only understanding your dental goals and needs, but also gaining a detailed understanding of your health history and that of your family, too. He also invests lots of time and effort to stay abreast of cutting-edge and modern dental techniques and technologies
by serving as a member of the California Dental Society. Every year, he spends several hundred hours in continuing education courses so that he can offer customized care through modern and front-line dental treatments. Dr. Mungcal is committed to preserving your natural teeth and smile for as long as possible and ensuring that not only do they look good but that they also feel good and work well.