Dr. David Hardiman Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Abu Dhabi and Dubai
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 one our dental office locations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
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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. David Hardiman
Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist Abu Dhabi
Dr David Hardiman qualified as a dentist from Guy's, King's and St. Thomas' University Hospital London.
After doing his vocational training in Liverpool he then spent some time working in an Aborigine clinic in Australia. After that he returned to England where he worked for a number of years as a general dentist in a practice in Liverpool. He has only recently arrived in Abu Dhabi but is looking forward to the new challenge that this will bring.
David has continued to develop as a dentist by undertaking numerous postgraduate courses covering many aspects of dentistry and is currently at Diploma level in a Masters Degree in Advanced Restorative and Cosmetic dentistry from the University of Warwick, UK.
He specialises in treating adults with fast cosmetic braces that aim to straighten crooked teeth in the shortest amount of time but also in the least noticeable way.
David is the only dentist in Abu Dhabi or Dubai that offers the new and innovative Six-month Smiles system that can correct even complex cases in an average treatment time of six months. He also offers treatment with both Invisalign and Inman aligner systems.
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