Wheaton Dentist, Dr. Beri Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique
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 Wheaton 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 Sumeet Beri, DDS
Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist in Wheaton
Dr. Beri was drawn to the medical sciences at an early age and became interested in the field of dentistry as an undergraduate student. Determined to pursue his passion, he earned a dental degree from the University of Iowa dental school, and turned his dream of creating beautiful, healthy-looking smiles into a lifelong commitment.
In practice since 1995, Dr. Beri has practiced in very diverse areas of our country. He was affiliated with a private practice in Tucson for 3 years and donated some time to the Children's Mobile Clinic. He then went to Phoenix for 2 years and donated some time to the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Clinic. When he moved to Illinois, his time was spent in the Burbonnais/Kankakee area for 2 years before moving up to the Wheaton area. He has forged an outstanding reputation, combining personalized care and friendly, patient-centered service with clinical excellence and state-of-the-art technology. He is also known for his warm personality, honest nature and sincere desire to provide a great dental experience for his patients.
In 2001, Dr. Beri was thrilled to acquire Wheaton Cosmetic Dentistry which has been servicing the southwest corridor for over 30 years. "Quality cosmetic, restorative and general dentistry can have a profound impact on a patient's quality of life. At Wheaton Cosmetic Dentistry, the entire team shares my enthusiasm for providing exceptional dentistry, and genuine care and concern for each individual patient."
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