Jennifer Po, DMD Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Lancaster, PA
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 Jennifer Po, DMD
Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist Lancaster, PA
Dr. Po is a general dentist who enjoys all aspects of dentistry. She is particularly interested in family and cosmetic dentistry including veneers and teeth whitening. Dr. Jen, as sometimes she likes to be called, believe that dental health is an intricate part of a person's overall health.
Dr. Po earned her US dental degree at Tufts University in Boston, Massacussetts. Before coming to the US, she finished her dental degree in her native Philippines at the University of the East. For a short time, she also practiced dentistry in Taiwan. After finishing at Tufts, she practiced general dentistry in Waterville, Maine. When she moved to Pennsylvania in 1997, she worked in various dental offices in Lancaster county.
Dr. Po opened her own practice in April of 2004. She is pleased to be serving the dental needs of families located in Lancaster and surrounding communities. Among her different services, she performs dental implants, veneers, crown and bridge. She has worked with patients as young as two and as mature as 100.
Dr. Po has been married to Charles Ong since 1997 and together, they are raising their two boys in their Manheim township home. In her life outside of dentistry, she is a follower of Jesus Christ, a member of Calvary church and enjoys cuisines from all around the world.
Dr. Po is an active member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Lancaster County Dental Society, Pennsylvania Academy of General Dentristy and the Pennsylvania Dental Association. To keep up with the latest in dental technology and treatments, Dr. Po is constantly updating her skills and knowledge by attending continuing education courses most notably from the world acclaimed Spear Education in Scottsdale, AZ. She also regularly attends the local chapter of the Spear Dental Study Club
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