Walnut Creek, California (EastBayDaily) — Dr. Julia Lee now provides a minimally invasive gum recession treatment alternative at Dental Implant & Aesthetics Center, a general dentistry practice in Walnut Creek, CA. The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST), also known as Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, is an innovative new procedure that enables dentists to restore patients’ gum lines more quickly and comfortably than ever before.
Although gum recession can result from a number of factors, including grinding, clenching, overly aggressive brushing, genetics, and hormonal changes, the most common cause for receding gums is periodontal disease. As the infection advances, the formation of periodontal pockets creates a breeding ground for harmful bacteria to flourish. If left untreated, gum disease gradually destroys the surrounding gum tissue and bone, eventually leading to tooth loss. In addition to altering the aesthetics of a person’s smile, receding gums often serve as the first conspicuous physical manifestation of periodontitis, so Dr. Lee urges patients to seek care as soon as possible.
Prior to PST, dentists typically treated receding gums with traditional gum grafting surgery. In this type of procedure, tissue is removed from the palate and sutured to the receded areas. Since traditional gum grafting surgery is more invasive and requires a longer recovery period for healing, dentists can only treat a couple of teeth in a single session. For patients with significant recession, it can take months or even years for their gum lines to be full restored using the conventional gum grafting method. With the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, however, each tooth takes just moments to complete and Dr. Lee can treat multiple teeth simultaneously. Patients can look forward to a more comfortable experience with considerably less pain, swelling, and bleeding as well as excellent results; most see a marked cosmetic improvement immediately following the procedure.
When performing the PST procedure, Dr. Lee uses specially designed and patented tools to create a tiny pinhole-sized access point and then gently guides the loosened tissue over the receded areas to restore the gum line. During the last step of the treatment, she places tiny collagen strips through the entry points underneath the gums in order to secure them while they heal.
To learn more about gum recession treatment and the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique at Dental Implant & Aesthetis Center, please visit julialeedds.com and call 925.930.8488 to schedule a consultation with Walnut Creek dentist, Dr. Julia Lee.
About the Doctor
Dental Implant & Aesthetics Center is a general practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Walnut Creek, CA. A general dentist for over 15 years, Dr. Julia Lee received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at the University of California, Davis. She continued her education at the University of California, San Francisco, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Lee dedicated many hours to continuing education courses every year in order to refine her skills and keep up with the state-of-the-art technologies in dentistry. As a certified Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique provider, Dr. Lee is proud to be at the forefront of a revolutionary new approach to repairing gum recession. To learn more about the dental services available at Dental Implant & Aesthetics Center, please visit http://www.julialeedds.com or call 925.930.8488 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee.