Pinhole Surgical Technique Palm Coast

Jayraj Patel, DMD Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Palm Coast, Florida

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 Jayraj Patel, DMD

Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist Palm Coast, FL

Dr. Patel Palm Coast Dentist

Dr. Patel came to the United States of America with his family to pursue higher education and build a better life. Since early childhood he enjoyed complex problem solving while working with his hands. He had a deep passion to help people in any way possible and wanted a career in healthcare. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering from University of South Florida. He then went on to gain graduate education at University of Florida and received his degree in Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).

Dr. Patel's mission is to offer caring, comfortable and comprehensive dental care in a professional and stress free environment. He is a firm believer in fully understanding the wants and needs of each of his patients, and to provide his patients with unprecedented care and service. Dr. Patel is constantly involved in pursuing continuing education courses to stay on the leading edge of dental technology and treatment modalities.

In his free time Dr. Patel likes to spend time with family, play sports, travel, and volunteer at various community events.

Professional Association Memberships:

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Florida Dental Association (FDA)
  • Central Florida District Dental Association (CFDDA)
  • Academy of General Dentist (AGD)
  • International Congress of Implantology (ICOI)
  • America Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
  • Mid Florida Implant Study Group (MFISG)
  • Volusia and Flagler county Study Group

Awards & Certifications:

  • Clinical and Professional Excellence Award from University of Florida
  • ICOI Fellowship Award
  • L. D. Pankey Award

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