Dr. Cynthia Gomez Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in New York, NY
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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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 Cynthia Gomez, DDS
Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Periodontist New York
"Over the years, as a Periodontist, I’ve made it a point to form a personal relationship with each of my patients. I make it a priority to get to know you and your specific needs. It’s important to me to be able to give you the best help possible. Here are a few things about me for you to get the best help possible. Here are a few things about me for you to get a better understanding of who I am."
Dr. Cynthia Gomez is a graduate of the University of the Philippines, Boston University and New York University where she’s completed her doctor’s degree in dental medicine, master’s degree in oral biology, certificate in periodontics, and doctor’s degree in dental surgery consecutively. Dr. Gomez has a special interest in surgical procedures concerning placing and restoring dental implants. Dr. Gomez was one of the first doctors in NYC to be certified in Perio Laser Surgery. This is her 7th year as a LANAP Periodontist! She currently teaches at New York University as a technique for the treatment of periodontal disease. She has had a continuing relationship with many of the world’s most renowned dental scientists for more than a decade. This allows her to have the most up-to-date knowledge and the most modern techniques. Dr. Gomez has volunteered her time for the past five years in some parts of the world that offer free dental care to people in need which include Africa, Nepal, India and Guatemala.
Dr. Gomez was awarded Consumers' Research Council of America as one of America's Top Dentists eight years in a row (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, & 2006), Swarthmore's Who's Who in 2007 and New York Top Doctors in 2011.