Benefits of the Pinhole® Surgery Technique
Why Choose Dr. Michael Chusid For Your Gum Recession Surgery?
Michael A. Chusid, DMD, has been providing dental care to West Orange, NJ, and the surrounding communities for over 30 years.
Dr. Chusid is one of the few dentists in the area that is trained to perform the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. This is a breakthrough treatment for gum for gum recession. Dr. Chusid is also highly trained in both conventional crown and bridge techniques and dental implant technology. Cr. Chusid was one of the first dentists trained by the inventor of the Pinhole® Surgical Technique, in February, 2014.
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Frequently Asked Questions about PST
Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. This can occur as a result of periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis), the natural aging process, or abrasive habits when it comes to brushing the teeth.
When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. This means that tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth along the gumline and beneath it. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness.
Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed. While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved through the Pinhole® Surgical Technique.
During the Pinhole® Surgical Technique, a needle is used to make a small hole in the patient's existing gum tissue. Through this pinhole, special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue. These tools help expand and slide the gumline to cover the exposed root structure. There are no grafts, no sutures, and no incisions needed with the Pinhole® Surgical Technique. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.