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Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvination

Are Your Gums Sensitive or Painful? Are they Receding? Dr. Mantis Can Help You.

chaoh-pinholejpgReceding gums are not uncommon. In fact, it is the most common, and most undesirable gum problem we can develop. When the roots at the base of the teeth are exposed, they are not only unattractive, they are also very sensitive. In fact, most people don’t notice their gums are receding until they get that painful zap from a toothbrush or having something sweet touch the exposed area.

Until recently, the only way to treat receding gums was through gum grafting surgery. This procedure was time consuming, invasive, and required conspicuous stitches at the gumline. Fortunately for our Wilmette patients, Dr. Mantis has received the special training to perform an incredibly innovative procedure that can treat and reshape receding gums without any suturing or stitching. This breakthrough method is called the Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, and Dr. Mantis is one of only a few dentists in the country trained to perform it.

Causes of Gum Recession

Gums recede when there is a loss of tissue along the gumline. This can occur for a number of reasons, including:

We don’t often think about our gums…until they are giving us trouble. Those who suffer from gum recession can attest to the pain and embarrassment it can cause. Even worse, tooth decay and infection can begin along and under the gumline and lead to tooth loss. Treating receding gums is essential to lasting good health and an attractive smile, and the Chao Pinhole technique makes it easier than ever.

The Benefits of the Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation

How the procedure works

Instead of removing tissue from the roof of your mouth and suturing it to the affected gums, Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation allows your existing gum tissue to be maneuvered into place – without any cutting whatsoever! Instead, a pinhole is made under the lip in the upper portion of your gums. A delicate tool is inserted in the pinhole and used to loosen the tissue from the bone. Once the tissue has been gently loosened, it can be draped over the areas of recession. Collagen strips are applied to support the gum tissue and hold everything in place. You will leave our office looking great, and the pinhole will heal completely in 24 hours.

You will leave our office looking great, and the pinhole will heal completely in 24 hours!

Call 847-256-4776 today to schedule a consultation. Discover whether you are a candidate for this amazing breakthrough procedure!

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