Dr. Moses Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Carrollton, GA
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. Donna Thomas Moses
Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist Carrollton, GA
Dr. Moses, a native of Walnut Grove, Mississippi, graduated from the University of Mississippi with a BA in Psychology in 1986. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree (DMD) from the University Of Mississippi School Of Dentistry in 1990 and her Certificate in Periodontics in 1992 from the Medical College of Georgia. She then began her private practice in Periodontics in Carrollton, Georgia on October 8, 1992.
Dr. Moses served the Georgia Dental Association as President 2007-08. She also served as their Chairman of Dental Health for two years, Chairman of Continuing Education and on the GDA Board of Trustees. She has actively served the American Dental Association as a Committee Member of CERP (the ADA's Continuing Education Recognition Program) and as a Georgia Delegate to the ADA House of Delegates.
Dr. Moses served as President of the Georgia Society of Periodontists, the Northwestern District Dental Society and the West Georgia Dental Study Club. She is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology where she has spoken at their Leadership Conference, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Southern Academy of Periodontology, Georgia Academy of Dental Practice, Hinman Dental Society and the Mississippi Dental Association.
Dr. Moses serves on the Advisory Board of the Dental Hygiene School at West Central Technical College, where she is also a visiting faculty member. She presently serves as Chairman of the Carrolton Housing Authority Board and served on the board of Directors of Oak Mountain Academy.
An Honorable Fellow of the Georgia Dental Association, Dr. Moses is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Dr. Moses is a published author. She co-authored the book Ronald McDonald's Camp Fun-To-Brush in 1989 for physically challenged children and had an article in The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing entitled "Oral Health During Pregnancy" in 2002.
Dr. Moses is an alumnus of the LD Pankey Institute where she has completed over seven years of course work.
Dr. Moses resides in Carrollton where she is a member of North Point Baptist Church. Donna is an active member of the Carrollton Rotary Club, Daughters of The American Revolution and volunteers as a mentor for students interested in the field of Dentistry at the University of West Georgia. Donna enjoys life on her farm, horseback riding, boating, water skiing, and (especially) bush-hogging. Donna also has a love for music and plays the piano, organ, clarinet, oboe and saxophone.
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