Dr. Joseph Nemeth has been treating gum disease and other periodontal problems for more than 30 years. He has been a pioneer in the field and strives to stay on the cutting edge of patient care. That being said, it is no surprise that he is the first periodontist in Michigan to be certified in the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique.
The Pinhole Surgical Technique is used to treat gingival (gum) recession and can usually be completed without any need for cutting or stitching the gums. This technique was developed by John C. Chao and has shown great success in stabilizing a normal gum line.
Gum recession is a common problem among adults. As people age, they may notice that their gums are receding further and further away from the normal, healthy gum line. This can be caused by excessive, overly aggressive tooth brushing, tooth grinding, gum disease, or even genetics. Gum recession may cause many problems for people including tooth sensitivity, bone loss, and an aesthetically compromised smile.
Traditional treatment for gum recession generally includes a connective tissue graft procedure which covers the area of recession with the patient’s own tissue or an alternative grafting material. Connective Tissue Grafts tend to be very successful and offer long-lasting results. The Pinhole Surgical Technique offers patients another treatment option that has shown results that are just as successful.
With the Pinhole Surgical Technique, the surgeon will make a pinhole above the tooth and use special instruments to move the gums back to the proper level where they belong. Usually cutting and suturing are not required and up to ten teeth can be treated in just one hour. Typical recovery time is very minimal and in many cases patients can go back to their normal diet that same day as surgery. Following Pinhole surgery, the gums should be healthier and much or all of the gingival recession will be treated.
Dr. Joseph Nemeth is the first Periodontist in Michigan to be certified in the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. He has been on the leading edge of patient care since he began his practice over 30 years ago and continues to expand his periodontal knowledge every day.
For more information about gingival recession, periodontal disease, or the Pinhole Surgical Technique, please contact the office of Joseph R. Nemeth DDS & Associates at 248-357-3100. The website www.drnemeth.com is also a good source of information about all things periodontally related.