Caryn Miller, DMD Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Chatham, New Jersey
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 Caryn Miller, DMD
Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Periodontist Chatham, NJ
Dr. Caryn Miller, recognized again as one of the 2017 Top Periodontists in New Jersey by her peers, was born and raised in Livingston, New Jersey. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and has been in practice for 25 years. Her dental education includes a degree with high honors in Dental Hygiene from Northwestern University. She then attended UMDNJ Dental School in New Jersey where she received her dental and then postgraduate degree in Periodontics.
Dr. Miller continues to lecture around the state at various study clubs and dental residency programs. She has incorporated dental implants as a treatment modality since the late 80's. Dr. Miller finds performing periodontal cosmetic procedures very rewarding. These types of treatment now available are a major component of her esthetic practice.Dr. Miller was a Clinical Assistant Professor for over 15 years at UMDNJ. She teaches dental residents at Overlook Hospital. She is the leader of a Spear Dental Study club in her area.
The professional organizations in which Dr. Miller is a member are:
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Periodontology
- American Board of Periodontology
- New Jersey Dental Association
- New Jersey Society of Periodontists
- Morris Seminars Study Club
- Main Street Dental Forum Study Club
Dr. Miller resides in Somerset County with her husband and her twins. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, golf and being a soccer mom.