Dr. Lisa Martin Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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. Lisa Martin
Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist Horseshoe Bay, TX
Dr. Lisa Martin opened Lake Country Dental in January of 2013. She graduated Valedictorian from Jonesboro High School in 2001, then received her Bachelor of Science from Tarleton State University in 2005 with Summa Cum Laude Honors, and graduated with Cum Laude Honors from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio in 2009 with her DDS in General Dentistry. The following year she had the honor of being selected for an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the Veterans Hospital in Temple, TX. In her residency Dr. Lisa gained extensive knowledge in general dentistry and also learned how to place dental implants and perform IV sedations. Since that time she was employed as an associated at Gatesville Family Dental in Gatesville, TX.
Lisa Laird was born in Temple Texas and was raised in the big city of Jonesboro Texas. She is moving from her family ranch of 289 acres where she has called home, in search of an opportunity to do what she loves and have fun doing it. Being from a small town she has learned the value of community and friendship. She truly believes in helping others and treating people how she would want to be treated.
Lisa Laird married her high school sweet heart Joey Martin in July of 2008. Their life changed forever in early 2011 when they were blessed with their twin daughters, Addie Kay and Emma Lynn. So needless to say, she is pretty busy at her house right now. She enjoys traveling when she can and spending time with family and friends. She is very excited about officially moving to Horseshoe Bay!
Dr. Lisa is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and the local dental associations. Dr. Lisa loves to learn new things, so she is continually enrolling in continuing education classes. She also volunteers at the Rotary Club Dental Clinic in Marble Falls.
She will do everything she can to provide you with quality dental care in a warm and friendly environment. She looks forward to meeting you and helping you maintain good oral health.