Dr. Lynn Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Dallas, 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. Brock Lynn
Certifed Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist Dallas
In 1980, Dr. Lynn earned his DDS degree at Baylor College of Dentistry, and immediately opened his own practice in Dallas. Committed to providing well-rounded care to his patients, Dr. Lynn completed specialized periodontics training at Baylor College of Dentistry in 1989, which included the extensive study of gum disease, oral medicine, and implant dentistry. He then received his Master of Science Degree in 1990 and is currently board certified in periodontics. This inclusive training and study has provided a unique foundation for Dr. Lynn’s practice, allowing him to offer complete, multi-faceted oral treatment to all of his patients. View Dr. Lynn’s resume to learn more about his extensive experience.
Dr. Lynn is consistently seeking new techniques and technologies to advance his dental practice. He believes in the power of knowledge, and he is dedicated to educating himself, his team, and his patients, because that is the key to comprehensive care. In pursuit of providing his patients with the latest and most effective treatment, Dr. Lynn has attended countless courses, lectures, and presentations regarding the latest advancements in dentistry. He has also shared his knowledge and experience with the dental community, lecturing on topics such as restorative and implant dentistry for Hiossen Implant Company and the Dallas Dental Hygienists’ Society. Dr. Lynn also makes a point to stay involved in various dental associations and he is affiliated with the following groups:
- Crown Council
- American Academy of Restorative Dentistry
- American Board of Periodontology
- American Academy of Periodontology
- American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
- Academy of Laser Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Dallas County Dental Society
- Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry
- Texas Dental Association
Contact Cosmetic Dentist Dr. D. Brock Lynn Today
Dr. Lynn is an experienced cosmetic dentist who proudly cares for patients throughout the Dallas, Texas area. If you are interested in learning more about our practice, we encourage you to schedule a consultation today.