Chao Pinhole Technique
Gum recession breakthrough treatment also known as Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation and Lunchtime Gum Lift.
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST®), invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S., is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession.
This procedure is performed by making a small hole with a needle in the gum tissue. Using specially designed instruments, the gum tissue is loosened and guided over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no incision or suturing, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.
If you overuse your TMJ muscles — for example, by constantly grinding or clenching your teeth — you may be prone to TMD pain.
We use two primary TMJ/TMD diagnostic systems:
BioPak® is a type of joint vibration analysis system that helps to identify problematic jaw joint issues. During a joint vibration analysis session, sensors are placed over the temporomandibular joint. You will be asked to open and close your mouth in order to activate the joint. The sensors pick up and measure the vibrations; healthy joints produce few vibrations, while problematic joints produce more vibration feedback. The session is quick and virtually pain-free.
Tekscan® is a computerized bite analysis system. Using this technology, we can accurately evaluate your bite for unevenness, interferences and “high spots,” thus reducing the risk of dental implant failure, traumatized teeth (which could eventually lead to root canal or tooth loss), unstable dentures, ineffective bridges or splints, fractures in your porcelain restorations and other bite-related problems that could lead to pain or discomfort.