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Scott J. Golrich, DMD
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A SMILE is a curved line that sets everything straight.
~ Phyllis Diller

It is our life long intent to offer you and your family what you need to enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile.
Dr. Golrich has 25 years of clinical experience, which he combines with a terrific office team, and proven advances in dental technology-techniques to provide excellent, personable dental care.

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Why do Gums Recede?
Receding gums can be the result of an overly aggressive brushing technique, clenching or grinding teeth, the natural aging process, genetics, hormones, gum (periodontal) disease. Tobacco use can also cause the gums to be more sensitive and vulnerable to recession.

Receding gums happens very gradually. Patients typically notice some sensitivity or the appearance of longer teeth. Recession can cause pockets to form between the teeth and gum line, allowing harmful bacteria and tartar to build up. This can lead to more advanced periodontal disease, tissue and bone deterioration, and eventual tooth loss.

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique® can be used to treat most patients with gum recession. It may not be recommended for patients who have advanced cases of recession or active hum disease. Once the patient’s periodontal health is stable, we can recommend a treatment for gum recession. We have already seen great success when The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique® is used.
Many patients who suffer from periodontal disease and gum recession would like to restore their gum line and protect the roots and supporting tissues of their teeth. However, they do not want to go through the often painful and lengthy traditional gum grafting procedure.

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique® is the first minimally invasive procedure to treat gum recession effectively. This scalpel and suture free treatment uses healthy gum tissue already present at the treatment site, which is repositioned using instruments inserted through a very small opening in the gums. The procedure is virtually pain-free and requires minimal recovery time. Patients can resume normal activities the day after their procedure.
All surgical procedures carry the risk of bleeding, discomfort, and infection. The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique® minimizes these risks and you can further minimize them by choosing an outstanding doctor. Dr. Golrich, who performs this procedure at our practice, has been trained and licensed by the creator of the technique.
Recovery & Aftercare
For six weeks following your procedure, brushing your teeth can irritate the gums as they fully heal, so you will use a prescription mouthwash instead. Patients are instructed to eat only soft foods for a short period after the surgery. Any discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter medication. You will have a series of follow-up appointments to ensure that everything is healing properly and that you do not require any additional treatment.
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique® cost is comparable to traditional gum grafting procedures and may even be less expensive because we can treat multiple teeth during a single treatment.
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique® vs. Soft tissue grafting.
Although it is like soft tissue grafting in many aspects, the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique® has many advantages for the right patients. Because it is a minimally invasive procedure, patients can benefit from a reduced recovery time, minimized side effects, and generally, better treatment outcomes. Comparing the costs, advantages, risks, and timelines of both procedures can help our patients make the most informed decision and determine which treatment is best for their unique needs
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Obtaining and maintaining oral health is very important. We want you to have access to a dentist's clinic that can offer the customized services and tools you need to have a beautiful smile. If you or someone you know is in need of personalized dental care, feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment for an in-depth consultation. We are eager to help.