Dr. Mattern Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in four convenient locations; Surprise, North Phoenix, South Phoenix and Ahwatukee, Arizona.
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. We are conveniently located near Chandler, Scottsdale, Sun City and Tempe.
North Central Phoenix: (623) 377-7385
South Central Phoenix: (602) 842-1086
Surprise: (623) 299-8556
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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. Thomas M. Mattern
Surprise Arizona Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist
Dr. Mattern has been practicing dentistry in Phoenix since 1991. He graduated from the Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1988 and has been developing his professional skills as a general dentist ever since!
Giving back to the community has always been a priority for Dr. Mattern. He has opened our offices to the ADA Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile every year since 2003, helping provide care to hundreds of disadvantaged children. He also visits the St. Vincent de Paul Dental Clinic in downtown Phoenix every month and has made multiple trips to Atoyac, Mexico to provide care for people in need. Dr. Mattern is a firm believer in creating a culture of healthy, happy smiles for everyone!
Dr. Mattern has been a member of the American Dental Association and The Academy of General Dentists for 22 years. He has furthered his education and practice through the Las Vegas Institute of Cosmetology and a fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Due to his many hours of continuing education, Dr. Mattern is able to provide all forms of treatment including implants, complete smile makeovers, root canals, dentures, orthodontics (including Invisalign), and all manner of restorative work.
When not working hard to perfect smiles in the Phoenix area, Dr. Mattern enjoys golf and spending time with his wife and four children.
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NORTH CENTRAL PHOENIX
6226 N. 27th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85017
SOUTH CENTRAL PHOENIX
6231 S. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85042
4609 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85048
15033 W. Bell Rd. Surprise, AZ 85374