Dr. John Argeros Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Peabody, Massachusetts
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 Dr. John K. Argeros
Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist Peabody, MA
Dr. Argeros is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and has been practicing dentistry since 1977. Although our practice offers a full range of dental treatments, Dr. Argeros likes to focus on dental implant services. He has been placing and restoring dental implants since the early 1980s and received his board certification in dental implants in 2007 from the American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry. In 2009, Dr. Argeros was awarded the honor of becoming one of only a few hundred dentists in the world to receive the prestigious Fellowship in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He was also named to the Publication Review Board for The Journal of Oral Implantology. He also holds a Mastership in the International Congress of Oral Implantology and is a member of the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Argeros is truly an experienced dentist and implant expert.
A past president of the Massachusetts Dental Society of Anesthesiology, Dr. Argeros has been providing all types of dental treatment under intravenous sedation since 1977. He also is a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, the American Dental Association, and the North Shore District Dental Society. Since 1979, Dr. Argeros has held an appointment to the North Shore Medical Center Union Hospital, where he provides surgical and restorative dental treatments in a hospital setting.
When he is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Argeros enjoys spending time with his wife, Ginny, and their many family members. Dr. Argeros also enjoys using his 26 years of piloting experience by flying his T-34 Navy Trainer, "007," around the New England area.
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