Dr. Evdokia Chasioti is the first specialist Periodontist in London and the First Specialist Periodontist in the UK performing the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.
Pinhole® breakthrough treatment offers patients an easier, minimally invasive option to correct gum recession.
The Pinhole® Surgical Technique/ Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation® 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 small holes 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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BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
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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 plaque is removed under the gum line through a deep-cleaning method called scaling and root surface debridement. Scaling means scraping off the tartar from above and below the gum line. Root surface debridement gets rid of rough spots on the tooth root where the germs gather under the gum line, and helps remove bacteria that contribute to the disease.
Guided Bone / Tissue Regeneration
Treatment of Gummy Smile - Crown Lengthening Procedures
Lightening of Dark Gums
Atraumatic Tooth Extraction
This technique is specifically designed to remove teeth using specialized tools. With an atraumatic tooth extraction minimal damage or trauma is caused to the surrounding bone and tissues. It is a minimally invasive technique, which is something that will certainly appeal to any patient that needs a tooth extraction, and is the technique we use wherever possible at contemporary Periodontics & Implant Surgery.
Sinus Lift Procedures
Conventional Gum Graft
Porcine Gum Grafts
Meet Evdokia Chasioti DipDS, MDS
The Only Specialist Periodontist in London and the First Specialist Periodontist in the UK performing the Pinhole technique
GDC No: 223494
Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
GDC Registered Specialist Periodontist
Special Interest in Implant Surgery
Evdokia Chasioti is a graduate of the Department of Dentistry of the historic Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. As an undergraduate she participated in panhellenic conferences and she developed her particular interest in the field of Periodontology. Following her qualification as a doctor of dental science, she joined private dental practices in Thessaloniki, where she was involved in complex dental cases.
In 2009, she joined the three year postgraduate specialist training program in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at the prestigious University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Rutgers School of Dental Medicine). Dr. Chasioti served as the Chief Resident of the department and she obtained her Masters of Dental Science in Periodontology with distinctions. She was awarded with Dr. Michael J. Deasy’s Endowed Scholarship for her commendable academic performance. She is registered with the General Dental Council and she is officially recognized by the General Dental Council UK, as a Specialist in Periodontology.
In 2013, Dr Chasioti received one of the highest recognitions of achievement afforded by the specialty of Periodontology and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, completing successfully a rigorous examination, covering all phases of periodontal diseases and its treatment, including dental implants.
Dr. Chasioti is committed to practicing the highest level of dentistry based on her diverse expertise in numerous periodontal and implant procedures. Additionally, she is an international member of the American Academy of Periodontology and a member of the British Society of
Periodontology and the Association of Dental Implantology, UK. She is participating in several prestigious world conferences where she is presenting various periodontal and implant cases.
In addition to non-surgical periodontal diagnosis and treatment, Dr Chasioti also performs numerous surgical procedures, aiming to correct the function and aesthetics of periodontium. These procedures include resective (pocket elimination), additive (guided tissue regeneration) and combination periodontal osseous surgical procedures, the most up-to-date surgical techniques to correct gum deformities around teeth and implants with perio-plastic surgery including the Alloderm grafting, esthetic gum surgery and crown lengthening, guided bone regeneration techniques, ridge splitting procedures, dental implants, sinus lift operations, guided implant surgery for full mouth rehabilitation and treatment of peri-implant disease.
Dr. Chasioti believes in the evidence -based dentistry and considers the team approach fundamental to recreating stunning smiles, with state-of-the-art procedures.