Edison C. Louie, DDS Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Anaheim, California
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 Edison C. Louie, DDS
Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist Anaheim, CA
I graduated as the valedictorian of my high school in South San Francisco, California and entered UC Berkeley with Honors at Entrance. I graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Zoology and enrolled into the dental program at UC Medical Center School of Dentistry in San Francisco, from which I graduated in 1971 in the top 10% of my class. I moved down to Orange Country, lured by the warm climate, a growing population and the challenge of a new environment. The fact that the weather was so conducive to playing tennis made the decision even more inviting. Besides a great love for tennis, I have recently been lured into the enticing and challenging game of golf.
I chose the field of general dentistry because I thoroughly enjoyed all of the phases of dentistry. Not only did I pursue the clinical aspects of dentistry with great vigor, but I also had an insatiable appetite for the educational courses as well. It did not take long before I enrolled in post-graduate programs which expanded my clinical skills in orthodontics and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders. Both areas of expertise have been well received and greatly needed by my patients.
I am an active member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Orange County Dental Society. I am very proud to say that I offer my patients uncompromised, state-of-the-art dentistry, which is founded in both my thirst for knowledge and countless hours of continuing education. I am certified in laser dentistry.
I pay great attention to details and am always striving to maximize the esthetics of each case. What better way to present yourself to the world and interact with your friends and loved ones than with the most attractive smile you can have!
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