Dr. Jeff Poulson Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Brighton, Colorado
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. Jeff Poulson
Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist Brighton, CO
Dr. Jeff Poulson is originally from Mapleton, Utah and grew up with 3 brothers and 2 sisters. After high school, he lived in New Zealand for two years while serving a church service mission. Upon returning home, he studied massage therapy and worked in post-operative/injury rehabilitation in Utah and Colorado for a period of almost seven years. He taught massage therapy and worked with a plastic surgeon providing care for patients. A company merger gave him the opportunity return to school to pursue dentistry. After completing his undergraduate studies in Developmental Psychology at the University of Colorado Denver in 2008, Dr. Poulson continued his studies at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2012.
Dr. Poulson has been married since 2001 to his wife, Lori, who loves to run. They have two very active daughters. He and his family are very passionate about card and board games, soccer, running, camping and all things outdoors. They all love to laugh and find joy in life. He enjoys working with children and has spent many years in educating and teaching others, in areas ranging from Boy Scouts to physical health to soccer and church classes. He has become skilled in helping people understand things in simple ways.
Because of this, Dr. Poulson is focused on providing education and understanding as it pertains to your mouth and oral health. He and his team are focused on providing everyday understanding of how to keep your mouth and teeth as healthy as possible. Their goal is to help you understand and engage in taking care of your health and try to do this in a light-hearted and fun-loving way! Dr. Poulson loves to laugh and tries to find the humor and joy in life's many situations.
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481 S 8th Ave
Brighton, CO 80601
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