Manoj Patel, DDS Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Orlando, FL
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.
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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 Manoj Patel, DDS
Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist Orlando, Fl
Dr. Manoj Patel earned his dental degree from India in 1998, and practiced as a general dentist there until 2003 where he later moved to the United States to continue his passion for dentistry. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Florida in 2010 and attended Georgia Regents University AAID MaxiCourse in Augusta during 2015. Dr. Patel earned his Associate Fellowship with AAID in 2016 for his specialty in implant placement surgery, and has become a Certified Pinhole Surgical Clinician as of 2017. Dr. Patel treats all phases of dentistry from simple fillings to full mouth reconstructions.
When Dr. Patel is away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his loving wife and 3 beautiful daughters. He also likes to engage in his favorite hobbies such as volleyball, tennis, and cricket. He is actively involved in charitable dental camps, various cultural and religious activities, and participates in many health & wellness fairs throughout Central Florida.
Dr. Patel's Affiliations:
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Central Florida Dental Association (CFDA)
- Florida Dental Association (FDA)
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
- American General Dentistry Organization (AGD)
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
- Dental Society of Greater Orlando (DSGO)
- Cerec Study Club
- Pinhole Academy
- Invisalign Provider
"Some people have anxiety and fear when it comes to dentistry. I find it rewarding to work through these obstacles and motivate the patient, while rewarding them with the healthy smile they deserve and have always wanted."