Gaylan Brown, DDS Performs Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Dickson and Waverly, Tennessee
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.
Dickson: (615) 446-4644
Waverly: (931) 296-3882
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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 Gaylan Brown, DDS
Certified Pinhole Surgical Technique Dentist Dickson and Waverly, TN
Gaylan Brown DDS is a native of Dickson County, raised on the family dairy farm located on 48N between Dickson and Charlotte. After graduation from Charlotte High School, and David Lipscomb College, he attended the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences and received his dental degree in 1977. He returned to his native Dickson and worked 4 years as an associate of Dr. James Rountree. He began his private practice in 1981, taking on Dr. Ben Cannon as an associate in the early 2000s, who is now partner with him.
After 40 years, he is still very passionate about dentistry, always stimulated by new and better technology and techniques for offering the best possible dental care. He is thankful every day to be able to use the talents he feels that God has blessed him with to serve those people who trust him with their dental well-being.
Dr. Brown is married to Melissa (Heard) and they are the parents of Jared, Joseph, and Luke. Joseph is married to Jamie and they have three children, Corinne, Addison and Easton. They live in Dickson. Luke is married to Cristen they have a daughter named Cali.
He is actively involved in the Walnut Street Church of Christ where he serves as an elder. He is also a member of the Dickson Good Morning Rotary Club. He enjoys hiking, flower gardening, biking, and spending time with his family (especially the grandchildren).
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Dickson Dental Office
102 Hwy 70 E
Dickson, TN 37055
Waverly Dental Office
210 E Main St.
Waverly, TN 37185
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Dickson: (615) 446-4644
Waverly: (931) 296-3882