Dr. Langberg Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Southfield, MI
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. Our Southfield office is located near Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Franklin, Birmingham, and Farmington Hills, MI.
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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 Mark W Langberg, DDS, FAGD
Southfield Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist
Dr. Mark Langberg was born and raised in the Detroit area and graduated 3rd in his class from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1977. He was awarded membership in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Society honoring the top 5% of dentists nationwide, as well as the Arthur Merritt award in Periodontics.
Dr. Langberg has always been deeply committed to continuing education and in 2003 he received his Fellowship award from the Academy of General Dentistry. To achieve fellowship status he had to complete over 500 hours of continuing education and excel on a rigorous 8 hour examination. He has attended the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and the Hornbrook Center for Advanced Clinical Educationmultiple times to study the latest cosmetic and restorative procedures. He is a member of the
American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, the Oakland County Dental Society, Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, an associate member of the Detroit District Dental Society, and a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Langberg has had advanced training in the dental management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and snoring and works closely with other medical professionals to treat OSA patients.
Dr. Langberg is dedicated to providing premium dental care for his patients in the most comfortable manner possible. For instance, he offers Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas), cable TV, headphones, CD’s and iPods during treatment. He has also been trained in the latest techniques for oral sedation, whereby your dentistry can be performed in the most relaxed and comfortable way possible, without anxiety and with little or no memory of your appointment. Dr. Langberg’s high standards of excellence and personal integrity extends outside of his office as well. For example, he regularly calls his patients in the evening to make sure all is well.
Dr. Langberg provides a unique blend of leading-edge capabilities in a warm, friendly atmosphere, and he is excited about the difference his dentistry makes in the quality of life of his patients. He and his wife, Lois, a dance instructor, have 3 children.
If you are in need of a Southfield Dentist – call Dr. Langberg's office today at (248) 356-8790.
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26206 West Twelve Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48034
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