Dr. Ranjitha Krishna – Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist
Dr. Krishna is one of the few periodontists in the Atlanta area to become certified in the The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST®), invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S.
Dr. Krishna uses special tools to make a tiny hole in your gums, and then manipulates the gum tissues to cover the areas that have been exposed due to gum recession. Patients are often able to see markedly noticeable improvements in their gum recession immediately following the procedure.
A gorgeous smile and healthy mouth is well within your reach!
To learn more about Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ and your gum recession treatment options, schedule an appointment with Dr. Krishna today.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique are many: