Your gums have a certain level at which they should remain, but vigorous brushing and normal aging often causes gum recession. When your gums recede, it exposes the root and makes your gums more sensitive to hot and cold. It can also cause pain, since your nerve can be hurt. Traditionally, gum recession was corrected by getting a connective tissue graft, in which tissue from the roof of your mouth was cut and moved to the gum area that was receding. At the point of the gum recession, incisions were made and the donor tissue is sutured to the overlaying gum tissue. This method had a recovery period of 3-4 weeks, and was quite painful for patients. In addition, there were cases where the surgery did not take.
Dr. Goduco, who has a practice in Vernon Hills, Illinois, has been performing dental surgery for over 30 years. He strives to find the most pain free procedures for his patients, and the Pinhole Surgical Technique is one of those procedures. There is no cutting involved, and there are no sutures necessary, which makes it minimally invasive. There is no pain for the patients and this procedure only has a recovery period of one week. In addition to all of these benefits, most insurance companies will cover this procedure under their dental plan.
Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
During the Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, a small pinhole is made after being numbed with a local anesthetic and Dr. Goduco uses instruments that were specially designed to loosen the gum tissue and move it over the exposed part of the tooth. He then places small collagen strips through the entry point and positions them back under the gums. Collagen helps the gums to remain in place during the healing process. This procedure allows patients to experience a great level of comfort afterwards, and they have very minimal post-operative symptoms since there are no incisions or stitches required. The entire procedure takes only around 20 minutes to an hour, depending on how many teeth are being treated. In addition, the majority of patients experience cosmetic improvement instantly.
About Dr. Philip Goduco
Dr. Philip Goduco has been practicing dentistry for over 25 years. Since that time, he has helped numerous patients to get a healthy smile. He dedicates himself to using the latest cutting-edge technology and is always looking for the best procedures for his patients. Dr. Goduco, along with his highly-skilled team of dental professionals put great emphasis on patient care. Patient comfort is among their top priorities, and Dr. Goduco is available to his patients for any questions they may have.
Dr. Goduco received his Doctorate degree with Honors from the Loyola School of Dentistry in Maywood, IL. He served his country when he completed his residency in the United States Army Dental Corps in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. After his residency, he opened his own practice and has been growing a loyal practice ever since. Dr. Goduco has certification in Basic and Advanced Life Support and certification in the United States Dental Institute in Orthodontics from Northbrook, IL. His masterships include the Academy of General Dentistry and the Pacific Implant Institute.
Dr. Goduco was trained by Dr. John Chao, the inventor of the Pinhole Surgical Technique, and Dr. Goduco gets patient referrals from Dr. Chao himself for patients in the Midwest. Dr. Goduco has patients who come to see him from out of state to have this procedure done.
He is a member of 21 professional organizations that allow him to gain insights into the events that are the future of dentistry. To learn more about Dr. Goduco and the Pinhole Surgical Technique, you may visit his website at www.goducosmiles.com or call 847.327.0056.
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