Dr. Gary Perlman Brings Breakthrough Treatment For Gum Recession To Jacksonville, FL
New Chao Pinhole Surgical Treatment™ Fixes Receding Gums Without Invasive Surgery
For Immediate Release:
Jacksonville, FL, USA –May 8, 2014— Jacksonville periodontist Gary D. Perlman D.D.S., who specializes in treating periodontal disease and placing dental implants, announced that he is now certified in The Chao Pinhole Surgical Treatment™, a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for correcting gum recession.
Gum recession makes it easy for disease-causing bacteria to build up. Left untreated, the supporting tissue and bone structures of the teeth can be severely damaged and may lead to periodontal disease (commonly referred to as gum disease) and even tooth loss. Research has also shown that gum disease is linked with several other diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and other systemic diseases.
In April, Dr. Perlman travelled to California where he was trained and certified in the advanced Pinhole Surgical Technique directly by the inventor of the technique, Dr. John Chao. Dr. Perlman says, “The Chao Pinhole Technique is the most exciting and revolutionary technique that has been introduced to my profession since the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP). Gum recession is found in half of the U.S. population, yet despite the consequences of leaving their gums untreated only a very small percentage have treatment done. This new treatment means patients can now get the treatment they need with virtually no pain and no downtime unlike the traditional gum grafting.”
One of the major causes of receding gums is gum disease which, according to the findings of the US Surgeon General, affects 85 percent of Americans 18 and older. Other causes of gum recession are aggressive flossing, improper brushing, exposure to acids in sports or energy drinks, smoking, frequent use of whitening products, and clenching your teeth.
Dr. Perlman, who has been a leader in bringing new and better treatments to the First Coast, described traditional gum recession treatment as requiring gum grafting which uses a scalpel to cut and remove a section of gum from the roof of the mouth or using cadaver skin which then is sutured in place over the area of recession. Because of the cutting and stitches required, patients usually could only have one or two teeth treated at a time.
The revolutionary Pinhole Surgical Technique invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S., corrects gum recession through a pinhole made by a needle. Dr. Perlman explained that he uses specially designed instruments to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. Unlike traditional surgery for gum recession, this new technique requires no cutting or stitching and no grafting. Multiple teeth can be treated in one session too. Plus, patients experience minimal post-operative symptoms and most are also surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.
According to Dr. Perlman, tooth sensitivity can be one of the first signs of gum recession. He also encourages inquiring about your gum health during dental appointments as your dentist measures the recession of your gums at each appointment.
If you have been diagnosed with receding gums or are showing signs of gum recession and would like more information about The Chao Pinhole Surgical Treatment, you can reach Dr. Gary Perlman today by calling his office at (904) 731-1324 or by visiting his website at www.drgaryperlman.com.
About Gary Perlman, D.D.S.: Gary D. Perlman D.D.S. has practiced periodontics exclusively since 1985 and in Jacksonville since 1989. He is an honors graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and obtained his dental degree from Emory University School of Dentistry. Dr. Perlman received a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Periodontics from Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry. Dr. Perlman is certified in and has performed more than 300 procedures using the LANAP® FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease treatment. His practice in Jacksonville, Florida is limited to laser periodontics and dental implant surgery.
He is a member of numerous dental societies such as the Jacksonville Dental Society where he served as President in 1995, the Northeast District Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Florida Association of Periodontists, the American Academy of Periodontology and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
- Posted in News
- May 15th 2014