Dr. Hiru Mathur Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Sugarland, 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.
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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. Hiru Mathur
Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Periodontist Sugarland, TX
Dr. Hiru Mathur is a Board Certified Periodontist practicing since 1999 specializing in Periodontal & Implant Surgery. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Texas, Houston since she graduated. Dedicated to improving clinical skills and better patient care, Dr. Mathur takes several continuing education courses and has founded her own study club to help dentists and their staff members improve their patient care. Our office receives regular and advanced training in lasers, implants and other state of the art dental procedures to ensure the highest quality of care.
She is a member of numerous prestigious organizations, including the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, Texas Dental Association, Greater Houston Dental Society, International Congress of Oral Implantology & the Indian Doctors Association.
Dr. Mathur also works with several community organizations and just recently got appointed as Luminary Ambassador of the Asian American Family Services (AAFS). AAFS is dedicated to serving the mental health needs of the Asian American community. Dr. Mathur is also a member of Operation Smile.
She is fluent in five languages including Hindi and Spanish. Dr. Mathur is also an avid reader and enjoys traveling. She and her husband reside in the Sugar Land with their two children. They have been actively involved with the Fort Bend Boys Choir and Soccer.
Dr. Mathur and her staff would like to thank everyone for their support over the last several years. We will continue to do our best, provide exemplary service in a compassionate, caring environment.
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Sugarland Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
15200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 120
Sugarland, TX 77478
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