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Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation

Pinhole Gum Recession Treatment in Staunton, Illinois

Do I Suffer from Receding Gums?

Receding gums is a common problem due to periodontal disease (commonly known as gum disease), poor lifestyle habits, and other causes. This condition exposes the roots of your teeth to bacteria, can cause hypersensitivity, and spoil the beauty of your smile.

Why Should You Treat Receding Gums?

Healthy gums have an important job to do – sealing the roots of the teeth against invasive bacteria and food particles that may cause disease and decay. Aside from being unsightly, severe gum recession can also let bacteria do serious damage to your roots and connective tissue, even cause permanent tooth loss.

Is Pinhole Gum Surgery Covered by my Insurance?

It’s possible, but we have yet to see it listed as a covered procedure. Coverage depends on your specific plan and whether or not the insurance company determines if it is necessary or not.

How Much Does Pinhole Surgery cost?

The Pinhole Surgical procedures costs $2,500 per quadrant (Upper Left, Upper Right, Lower Left, Lower Right). This includes the consultation, preparation, membrane, and post-op visits.

What Causes Gum Recession?

Knowing why your gums are receding is an important first step. If gum recession is caused by periodontal disease, Dr. Jain will recommend that the disease state be addressed first to see if progression can be halted. If the cause is due to lifestyle habits such as hard brushing or smoking, we will make the appropriate recommendations. Common causes of gum recession include:

Once the underlying problems have been addressed, we can then discuss if gum rejuvenation is the right thing for you.


Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Staunton, Illinois

Prior to the Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation® technique, patients suffering from receding gums had only one option, surgical soft tissue grafting, which is a very invasive surgical procedure that some say is worse than the actual cure. Today, a new technique pioneered by Dr. John Chao allows doctors to restore gum health with less discomfort, bleeding, and post-op pain.

Now available in Staunton, Illinois, Dr. Poonam Jain uses this new approach to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the treatment area – using just a small pinhole. No cutting, no stitching, and greatly minimized post-operative pain. Most patients are able to resume light normal activities 1-2 days after treatment. Results from the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Staunton have been nothing less than amazing, and patients who have restored their receding gums with Dr. Poonam Jain have been thrilled by the results.

What to Expect from the Pinhole Surgical Procedure

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Early-stage gum recession may not require surgery. Dr. Jain may be able to restore your gums to health through deep cleaning methods and by helping your change your dental hygiene habits. But if you’ve grown seriously “long in the tooth,” call (618) 635-2280 to schedule an appointment and find out whether our pinhole surgical technique in Staunton, Illinois is just what your smile needs.

Case Study - Actual Patient Results

Click below for a quick overview highlights the actual results from a Staunton, Illinois Pinhole patient that we recently treated.

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Brooke Shoemaker

I've had amazing experiences with Staunton Family Dentistry. The staff is very experienced and the dentist communicates treatment clearly. The extremely clean office, painless treatment, and welcoming staff made my experience here wonderful!

Sonali Jain

Staunton Family Dentistry is an amazing establishment. I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Kadambari Jain who was patient, gentle, and caring. I will definitely be returning! With their modern technology and family-like spirit, Staunton Family Dentistry has constructed an unbeatable environment.

Micah Wall

Got an appointment as a new patient in a very timely fashion. The Dr. is beyond kind and takes her time to explain things. The staff were also all very kind and courteous. I’d highly recommend this Dentist.

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