Dr. Suzuki is certified to perform the Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Plano, TX
Pinhole® breakthrough treatment offers patients an easier, minimally invasive option to correct gum recession.
The Pinhole® Surgical Technique/ Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation® 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 small holes 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?
Meet Takahiro Suzuki DDS, PhD
Pinhole® Surgical Technique Certified Dentist in Plano, TX
Dr. Takahiro Suzuki graduated from dental school with Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in Japan in 1998. He then pursed a research field in dental science leading to his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. At the same time he completed an oral surgery residency and became a diplomate of the Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
In 2008, Dr. Suzuki came to the United States for a research opportunity at Columbia University in New York City. He decided to follow his wife’s footsteps and attend dental school at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Once he graduated with his DDS degree for the second time, he worked as an associate dentist and eventually opened up his own practice with his wife.
Dr. Suzuki has 20 years of dental experience including complex implant treatment, gum surgery and smile makeover.
He provides with confidence a comprehensive solution to regain your beautiful smile from the gum recession problem.