Dr. Nemeth Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Southfield, MI
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 Southfield 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. Joseph Nemeth
Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist Southfield
Joseph R. Nemeth, D.D.S. created this periodontal practice and has worked ceaselessly to maintain its position as a leader in the field.
These periodontists, together with a dedicated team of dental hygienists, assistants, and administrative staff, provide the best care possible.
Joseph R. Nemeth, D.D.S., is a specialist in the field of periodontics and has served patients in this specialty for over 30 years. Following graduation from the University of Michigan Dental School, he served in the U.S. Army and achieved the rank of captain. He then completed two years of graduate study in periodontics at New York University.
Dr. Nemeth established his first periodontal practice in California. He also taught periodontics at the UCLA Dental School and was Chairman of Periodontics at Cedars Sinai Hospital. Missing his home state, Dr. Nemeth returned to Michigan and opened his current periodontal practice in Metro Detroit.
As one of the area’s foremost experts in periodontics, Dr. Nemeth has played a major role in applying innovative medical and technological advances to current periodontal practice. He publishes a quarterly newsletter for general dentists on the most recent research in periodontics, and he has served on the faculty of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, and on the staff of the Detroit Medical Center.
Dr. Nemeth is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the North American Society of Periodontists, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He has served as editor of the Oakland County Dental Journal and has published several articles and given lectures on new procedures in periodontics and dental implants. He is committed to excellence and dedicated to helping patients enjoy long-term success in their dental comfort, appearance and function.
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