Dr. Doctor Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Arlington, Southlake and Austin, TX
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 on of our three convenient Texas locations.
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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 Ravi Doctor, DDS
Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist Pantego
Dr. Ravi Doctor has been practicing dentistry in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for over two decades. After he quickly completed his undergraduate studies early at Texas A&M University, Dr. Doctor then went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonino. He has two practice locations, one being in Arlington, TX; and the second location in Southlake, TX which has been open since 2007.
He began in the dental implants field at the Dental Implant Institute in Las Vegas and achieved a certification of dental implants studies at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he has completed computer-guided surgery training at the Ilapeo Center in Curitiba, Brazil, trained in occlusion, and received a two-and-a-half year, post graduate degree in in advanced gnathological occlusion principles and technique. He’s also been trained by some of the most prestigious doctors in endodontics and cosmetic dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, Fort Worth Dental Society and Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education.
Dr. Doctor accomplishes over two-hundred hours of continuing education each year to enhance and carefully sharpen his skills in all aspects of dentistry. He strives to implement all that he learns from the extensive courses into his own practice to provide his patients with the latest advancements and innovations in dentistry, while also providing a comfortable atmosphere them. Most recently, Dr. Doctor became a Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique clinician. Dr. Doctor strongly believes in giving back, so he’s participated in several volunteer dentistry programs over the years to provide beautiful, functioning smiles for those in need.
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1810 S Bowen Rd, Ste. A
Arlington, TX 76013
261 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 100
Southlake, Texas 76092
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Austin, Texas 78703
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