Dr. Adam Weaver Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Greenwood Village, CO
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. Dr. Adam F. Weaver, located in Greenwood Village, CO, is a Periodontist who services patients from Littleton, CO, Englewood, CO, and Southglenn, CO. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!
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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. Adam F. Weaver
Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Periodontist Greenwood Village, CO
Dr. Adam Weaver graduated from Fort Collins High School in Fort Collins, Colorado. He then attended Brigham Young University (BYU) for his undergraduate studies. He took a two-year leave from BYU to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Paraguay, South America. While on his mission he learned how to speak fluent Spanish, Portuguese, and Guarani. After his mission he continued to teach Spanish to missionaries preparing to serve in Spanish-speaking countries while continuing his studies at BYU. He has a bachelor's degree in Medical Science. He then attended dental school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Graduating in the top of his class, he was accepted in a periodontal residency program at the V.A. Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While attending the residency program, he worked as a general dentist in a pre-dominantly Spanish-speaking community. He also taught at Marquette University and attained a Master’s of Science degree at Marquette University. He did his Master's thesis on the efficacy of anti-microbial gels in the treatment of periodontal disease. In July of 2000, Dr. Weaver purchased the current practice from Dr. F. Leon McDonald.
Dr. Weaver married his wife Alyson in 1994. They have four wonderful children: Connor, Preston, Adin, and Mia. Their three boys and their daughter keep them very busy. Needless to say, family is Dr. Weaver’s top priority.
Dr. Weaver is an avid triathlete having competed in numerous competitions at all lengths and throughout the country. He enjoys cycling, running, swimming, mountain biking, snow-boarding, mountain climbing, riding motorcycles, scuba diving and any and everything with his family. He is a very active member of his church and has served in various capacities there. He also enjoys serving in Central and South America providing free dental care to under-served and/or impoverished areas.