Dr. Kenneth Hamin Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Winnipeg, Manitoba
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 Winnipeg dental offices.
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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. Kenneth Hamin
Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist Winnipeg, Manitoba
Dr. Hamin graduated in 1988 from the University of Manitoba with his DMD degree where he made the Deans honour list and was awarded for his achievements in Crown and Bridge construction and Restorative Dentistry.
Today, you'll not only find him creating beautiful, healthy smiles at Reflections Dental Health Centre, you'll find him at the University of Manitoba working part time as a clinical instructor.
Dr. Hamin believes in the value of ongoing education – staying in step with all of the technological developments in the area of dentistry. After graduating with his degree from the University of Manitoba, Dr. Hamin continued his training with one-year hospital residency at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. But he didn't stop there.
Currently Dr. Hamin is finishing a five-year post Graduate Diploma program in Aesthetic Dentistry in Buffalo and Minnesota (one of only a few in America). He is currently the Academy of General Dentistry's Regional Directory for Western Canada (www.AGD.org). Dr. Hamin is also an active member of the Canadian Dental Association and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Credentials and Memberships
- Member of Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Since 1991
- Academy of General Dentistry Regional Director for Western Canada
- International Lecturer
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