Dr. Parnaik now offers an innovative, minimally invasive treatment to repair receding gums. This new procedure, known as Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation or Lunchtime Gumlift™, was developed by Dr. John Chao of Alhambra, CA. What makes the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ so revolutionary is that it treats gum recession by working with existing gum tissue, alleviating the need for uncomfortable grafting from the palate.
Benefits of Lunchtime Gumlift™:
• 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 patient’s palate
• Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting result
Dr. Parnaik has recently undergone training for this specific procedure and can offer patients who suffer the cosmetic and dental health issues associated with gum recession. Receding gums can allow the root structure of the tooth to become exposed, increasing the risk of developing tooth decay along the gumline.
The animation above shows the difference between traditional gum grafting procedures and the new Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. Traditional gum grafting surgery requires tissue to be removed from the roof of the mouth and grafted onto the gums. The process for the “Lunchtime Gumlift” is quite different. Los Angeles dentist Dr. Chao developed a special technique and instrument that only requires a “pinhole” incision to enter the gums and massage the tissue over the receded part of the tooth.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Parnaik in her Medford dentist office to discuss how this technique can enhance your smile and improve your dental health.