Dr. Jorgensen Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Vancouver, WA
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 Vancouver, WA 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 Jack D. Jorgensen, DMD
Vancouver, WA Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist
A native of Provo, Utah, Dr. Jorgensen studied biology at Brigham Young University where he received his bachelors degree. After working for a few years in a family business, he decided to return to his true love of science and combine it with his desire to serve and care for others. Dentistry more than fit the bill! He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in 1991. While in school he received numerous awards for clinical excellence in oral medicine, prosthodontics, and dental materials.
Upon graduation, Dr. Jorgensen completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at University Hospital in Salt Lake City where he gained an appreciation for the dental care of patients in delicate health. Upon completion of his residency, he entered public health services and practiced community health dentistry for more than four years. Both the residency and community health service gave him valuable experience that prepared him to successfully enter private practice.
Committed to a lifetime of learning, Dr. Jorgensen continually exceeds the minimum number of state- required continuing education hours every year. Since leaving dental school he has studied and attended courses in implants, dentures, crowns, bridges, root canal treatment, periodontal therapy, the use of modern dental materials and techniques, pharmacology, oral diseases and early oral cancer detection. Most recently he has taken advanced classes in the placement of Lumineers, and placement and restoration of mini implants and conventional implants.
Dr. Jorgensen and his wife, Jeri, are the parents of 5 sons and some wonderful grandchildren. Dr. Jorgensen is active in his church and has served in numerous callings including scouting and teaching. As a young man, he served a two year mission for his church in Venezuela where he learned to speak Spanish fluently. He enjoys kayaking in the great Pacific Northwest, walking his two dogs, and spending time with his family.
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