Dr. Halpern Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Woodstock, GA
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.
To learn more about the Pinhole Surgical Technique, please contact our office.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is gum recession?
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.
Why should gum recession be taken seriously?
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.
What is Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique?
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is scalpel and suture free.
All of the tools and techniques used to perform the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique were created by Dr. John Chao.
How does Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique differ from traditional gum grafting?
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 Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.
How is Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique performed?
During the Chao 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 Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.
What are the benefits of Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique?
The benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique are many:
- Less Discomfort for the patient after treatment.
- Faster recovery for the patient than traditional grafting.
- No need for uncomfortable sutures.
- No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools.
- No need to take donor tissue from the patients palate.
- Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results.
Meet Stanley D. Halpern, D.D.S. - Periodontal Specialist
Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist Woodstock, Georgia
Dr. Halpern earned his Bachelor of Science Degree and Doctor of Dental Surgery from Emory University. He completed a dental residency program at the University of Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Halpern received his residency training in Periodontics at Emory University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Halpern is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, the Northwestern District Dental Society, the Georgia Academy of Dental Practice, the Georgia Society of Periodontists, and the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. Dr. Halpern is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the G.D.A. He is an adjunct clinical professor in the Department of Graduate Periodontics at the Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine. He is actively involved in the NWDDS and the GDA. Dr. Halpern is the past president of the Northwestern District Dental Society and has served on the board of Trustees of the Georgia Dental Association. Dr. Halpern is a member of the Seattle Study Club and the North Metro Dental Study Club.
Dr. Halpern established his practice in the Marietta/Woodstock area over 25 years ago. His interests include LASER periodontal therapy, dental implants, bone and gum augmentation, and cosmetic periodontal procedures. Dr. Halpern and his staff strive to provide a professional, caring, and comfortable environment for our patients and use the latest technology available to benefit our patients.
Outside of the office, Dr. Halpern enjoys playing golf, traveling, watching sports and spending time with his wife, two daughters and son in law.
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