Dr. Benson Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Atlanta, GA
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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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. Frank P. Benson, D.M.D.
Certfied Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist Atlanta, GA
Dr. Benson has been on the forefront of periodontics and implant surgery for over twenty years. The quality dental maintenance and surgeries, as well as the compassionate care that patients experience are a product of Dr. Benson's passion for periodontics and patient care.
Dr. Benson was born and raised in Waterbury, Connecticut. He attended the University of Connecticut and received his Dental Degree from the School of Dental Medicine at UCONN in 1980. In 1982, he obtained his certificate in Periodontics from Emory University.
While establishing a private practice in North Atlanta, he was the Director of Didactic Periodontal Curriculum at Emory University School of Dentistry. While he was there, he was also the Co-Director of TMJ/Facial Pain Curriculum until the school closed in 1987.
Dr. Benson is a member of numerous dental organizations including the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, the Georgia Dental Association, the Georgia Society of Periodontists, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry. He enjoys attending continuing education courses in order to offer his patients state of the art technology and advanced techniques.
Dr. Benson has two daughters, Audrey and Claudia. Audrey attends Georgia Technical Institute and Claudia is a student at the University of Georgia. He enjoys playing tennis and working out. He also loves to go for long rides in his Jeep with his loyal mutt, Bailey.
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