Dr. Nguyen Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Chantilly, Virginia
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 Dr. Quynh-Chi Nguyen
Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist Chantilly, Virginia
Dr. Quynh-Chi Nguyen is a family and cosmetic dentist practicing in Northern Virginia. She founded Paradise Smiles of Chantilly to offer comprehensive dental services for children and adults in a relaxing, spa like environment. Dr. Nguyen is experienced in all aspects of dentistry, with special interests in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, root canal therapy, restorative dentistry and Invisalign.
Dr. Nguyen received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Nguyen enjoys all aspects of dentistry and dedicates many hours annually to continuing education in order to offer her patients state of the art, comfortable and personalized dental care.
Dr. Nguyen has been voted one of America's Top Dentists by the Consumer's Research Council of America in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Dr. Nguyen was also selected by professionals from Peer Review and recognized for General Dentistry in 2013.
Dr. Nguyen and her husband live with their daughter, Vivian, in Chantilly, Virginia. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and traveling.
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Northern Virginia Dental Association
- Virginia Dental Association
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