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Houston, TX 77056
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Gum Disease: Treatments – the Pinhole Technique

We encourage patients to visit our office twice a year in order to prevent common oral health concerns like gum disease, but for those patients who do experience periodontal disease, we offer a variety of treatment options catered to individual needs. Mild gum disease, gingivitis, has few if any minor side effects such as some soft tissue irritation, bleeding during oral hygiene, and discolored gums. In most cases, gingivitis is treated with more frequent professional teeth cleaning and better at-home hygiene. For those patients who develop the more advanced form of gingivitis, periodontitis, treatment may be more extensive including:

The Pinhole Surgical Technique

The Pinhole Surgical Technique was created by Dr. John Chao in order to restore recessed gum tissue and oral health following periodontal disease. A needle is used to place a small hole in the remaining healthy gum tissue and gently guide it over the teeth. Unlike traditional surgical techniques such as soft tissue grafting, the Pinhole Surgical Technique produces minimal post-operative side effects such as bleeding or inflammation. Our skilled, knowledgeable team is one of the few practices that offers this innovative procedure.