Dr. Hosseini Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in San Antonio and Pleasanton, Texas
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. We are conveniently located in San Antonio and Pleasanton, Texas.
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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 Amir D. Hosseini, DDS
Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist San Antonio and Pleasanton
Dr. Hosseini grew up in Garden Ridge, Texas and went to high school at Canyon H.S. in New Braunfels. He went on to graduate from Trinity University in San Antonio in 1997 and then graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas in 2001.
Following graduation he began one a year general practice residency concentrating in oral surgery, oral infection, oral and Maximilianus trauma, and hospital dentistry at Denver Health Medical Center (level one trauma facility) in Denver, Colorado. Upon completion of his residency in June 2002, Dr. Hosseini went on to pursue a 3 year periodontics specialty at Saint Louis University, in St. Louis, Missouri while also serving as clinical faculty at Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine in Alton, Illinois for 2 years. Dr. Hosseini completed his residency in June 2005 and returned home to San Antonio.
Dr. Hosseini is also the founder and director of The South Texas Advanced Restorative Seminars study club. This study club is one of the leading educational and collaborative groups in the nation. Speakers and dentists are brought in from across the country to further educate members on the advances of dentistry.
- Director of South Texas Advanced Restorative Seminars, an affiliate of the prestigious Seattle Study Club.
- Certified from the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry in LANAP training.
- Super Dentist in Texas Monthly for 2007-2015
- San Antonio's Top Dentist for 2007-2015 for Scene in SA
- Member of American Dental Academy
- American Academy of Periodontology
- San Antonio District Dental Society
- Diamond Partner for Nobel Biocare
- Dr. Hosseini is also the founder and chairman of the St. Jude's Cowboys and Angels Gala and Golf Tournament, which raises funds for children's cancer research and treatment.
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Wurzbach San Antonio
7272 Wurzbach Rd. Suite 1201
San Antonio, TX 78240
Culebra San Antonio
10919 Culebra Rd. Suite 101
San Antonio, TX 78253
800 N. Bryant
Pleasanton, TX 78064
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