FIX RECEDING GUMS

a new minimally-invasive procedure

The Chao Pinhole Technique / gum graft alternative.

Dr. Ressler is both a gum specialist and a recognized expert in the treatment of gum recession. The Chao Pinhole method is surprisingly comfortable and usually takes less than an hour. No incisions or stitching are required. Unlike gum grafting, no gum tissue needs to be taken from the roof of the mouth.

Dr. Ressler is one of the most experienced Pinhole gum surgeons in South Florida, and was personally trained in California by Dr. Chao, the inventor of this revolutionary technique.

How the Chao technique works to repair your receding gums.

This gum graft alternative (gum rejuvenation or “lunch-time gum lift”) is performed through a tiny pinhole made in the gum well above the teeth with specialized instruments to gently loosen and gradually reposition the gums back to a healthier, more beautiful, and youthful position. Dr. Ressler places soft pieces of resorbable collagen (that gradually melt away) to support and stabilize the new gum line.

The pinhole usually disappears completely within 24 to 48 hours and patients typically take only acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil) for a few days following the treatment visit. Exposed roots are often covered completely, and the teeth are protected from further erosion. Dr. Ressler usually recommends a soft nightguard (and gentle brushing) to help prevent recurrence of gum recession.

Dr. Ressler is one of the few periodontists in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Boynton Beach to be personally trained and certified in California by Dr. Chao, the creator of the pinhole technique, a highly proven method and alternative to many gum graft procedures.

Your new gumline in about an hour!

  •  No scalpel incisions!
  •  No stitches!
  •  No gum taken from roof of the mouth!
  •  Fast healing and minimally invasive!
  •  Less discomfort than traditional grafting!
  •  Works for upper and lower teeth!
  •  Instantly recognizable results!

Why correct receding gums?

  •  Protect your teeth from further erosion.
  •  Prevent continued gum recession.
  •  Reduce sensitivity to hot and cold.
  •  Rejuvenate your gum line
  •  Prevent loosening and loss of teeth
  •  Improve your appearance!
  •  Look younger with normal teeth.

Dr. Ressler used the Chao Pinhole technique to correct Julia's receding gums without the traditional gum grafting surgery.

Listen to Julia's story!

chao pinhole gum graft before and after
Julia's Chao pinhole gum procedure
before and after
6 months post-op photos
" I noticed my gums receding. I didn’t like the areas of recession because aside from being painful it made my teeth look 'long' !!

I was embarrassed, and I did not feel comfortable smiling. I first heard about this procedure from Dr. Ressler who is a gum specialist and I was very excited to get my issue fixed without the pain of the standard surgery - I did not know there was another option!

I was completely numb during the procedure and I felt no pain. I drove myself home. I had no concern and no discomfort, and I was back to work the next morning.

When I look in the mirror, I don’t see the unpleasant dark exposed root - I see my smile the way it used to be and that makes me very happy! My gums and my smile look amazing - I feel confident smiling again - I would absolutely do the Chao procedure with Dr. Ressler again. Dr. Ressler is very kind and he truly cares about his patients . . . "

Dr. Ressler is an experienced Boca Raton and Boynton Beach gum specialist and has been personally trained and certified in California by Dr. Chao, the creator of the pinhole technique, a highly proven method and alternative to many gum graft procedures.

Any questions? Call our office at 561.499.7400 and a friendly member of our office staff will be pleased to answer any questions you may have or to schedule a consultation to find out if you are a candidate for the Chao Pinhole or any of our other minimally-invasive techniques!


PINHOLE GUM PROCEDURE VIDEO GALLERY

Meet the inventor of the technique, Dr. Chao, and watch him explain his revolutionary technique for fixing receding gums without gum grafts. Hear the stories of actual patients who have benefited from the procedure on national and local news stories.  See their amazing "before and after" results!



Dr. Ressler was personally trained by Dr. Chao in California and certified in the Pinhole Surgical Technique. Dr. Ressler is one of the most experienced pinhole surgeons in the Boca Raton, Delray, and Boynton Beach area and performs the procedure routinely in his office. Dr. Chao has also referred patients who live in Florida to Dr. Ressler for performance of his pinhole technique.

Did you know?

Dr. Ressler is both a periodontal surgical specialist and a recognized expert in the treatment of gum disease.

Academic and Professional Credentials

Over 20 years of clinical experience in implant dentistry and periodontics

University of Pennsylvania
Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)
Philadelphia, PA

Advanced studies in cosmetic dentistry

New York University
Periodontics/Dental Implantology

three-year specialist residency
New York City, NY

Call us at 561.499.7400 to schedule a consultation visit today!

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Chao pinhole vs. gum grafts: a more comfortable alternative!

Patients generally love this procedure, as there is usually a very fast recovery, and the improvement in appearance is immediate. Patients with gum recession in the past had no alternative to gum tissue being taken from the roof of the mouth. The need for large amounts of gum tissue made treating multiple teeth with gum recession difficult, uncomfortable, and time-consuming. The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) covers multiple teeth more easily, works equally well for both upper and lower teeth, is less invasive, and the results are usually predictable, stable, and long-lasting.

Scientifically validated.

Gum treatments to repair receding gums must be supported by research and evidence insuring that they are both safe and effective before they can be incorporated into clinical practice. Dr. Chao’s Pinhole technique and the creator’s patient study data was published in the prestigious International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry in 2012. The study concluded that the technique was effective, predictable, minimally-invasive and had an exceptionally high rate of patient satisfaction.

State-of-the-art care by a gum specialist.

Choosing a periodontist is an important decision for you, especially when thinking about restoring receding gums. Dr. Ressler has established one of the most technologically advanced dental offices in the Boca-Delray-Boynton (Palm Beach County) area. His office is equipped with an in-office 3-dimensional CT scanner to help plan and place dental implants safely and efficiently. Dr. Ressler is also one of the few doctors in the area to incorporate an medical-grade operating microscope for periodontal treatments, use an advanced laser system for treatment of gum disease, create CEREC same-day (no-temporary needed) porcelain crowns printed right in the office, and offer piezo technology as a modern alternative to the dental drill. Personally trained and certified by Dr. Chao in California, Dr. Ressler is highly experienced in the Pinhole technique to treat receding gums.

Top causes of receding gums

  •  Overly aggressive brushing.
  •  Clenching or grinding teeth.
  •  Genetics and anatomy of your mouth.
  •  Gum disease.
  •  Previous periodontal surgery.
  •  Previous orthodontic treatment.

What to expect on your first visit

  •  A personal meeting with Dr. Ressler.
  •  An examination of your teeth and gums.
  •  Any needed dental x-rays will be taken.
  •  Treatment options will be reviewed.
  •  An estimate of costs will be provided.
  •  Review gum graft alternative options.

Any questions? Call our office at 561.499.7400 and a friendly member of our office staff will be pleased to answer any questions you may have about our practice or your particular dental needs!

Where to find us.

Call our office today at 561.499.7400 and a friendly member of our office staff will be pleased to answer any questions you may have about our practice or your particular dental needs! Be sure to ask us about our current SPECIAL OFFERS and INTERNET PROMOTIONS when you call our office! We make dental treatment affordable!

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Our convenient office is located between Boca Raton and Delray Beach on Jog Road with easy access from Boynton Beach and Lake Worth via I-95 and the Turnpike (Atlantic Ave. exit). We are minutes away from almost everywhere in Palm Beach County.

People just like you are coming from from all over Palm Beach County and South Florida for dental treatment with Dr. Ressler.


Our patients visit us from:

Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Wellington, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach Gardens.

  • “I really like Dr. Ressler! He is kind, extremely informative, a perfectionist and has the latest technology at his office. I am extremely nervous about going to the dentist, but Dr. Ressler put me at ease immediately. His staff lovely! He recently made me a nightguard ( I grind my teeth) and replaced a crown that had tooth decay underneath. He even showed me the x-ray of what it looked like before and after he replaced the crown, so I could see the crown was sealed perfectly. Extremely satisfied. - A.G. ”
  • “I want to thank Dr. Ressler and his group for great dental care. Starting last May, he performed several deep cleanings and gum surgeries for me and was able to save my teeth, gums and smile from advanced periodontal disease. I wasn't the easiest of patients. The sound of drilling, and other equipment in my mouth is not pleasant and makes me very nervous. Dr. Ressler, as well as his team are all very gentle and were able to put me at ease during the procedures. Now I am consistently brushing and flossing and have my old smile back. I am very happy with my results. - H.R.”
  • “It didn't take me long to gain full confidence in Dr. Ressler. His knowledge regarding my condition became apparent during my first consultation, and his work was exemplary. Thank you so much! - B.S.”
  • “I can highly recommend Dr. Ressler. The results that I had from the Pinhole technique for gum recession that Dr. Ressler performed was amazing. His staff was very professional and extremely helpful when I encountered difficulties in getting mouth x-rays from another dental office. His office is immaculately clean and he takes great effort in maintaining sterile conditions. I give him and his office a five star plus rating. - P.W.”
  • “Dr. Ressler is an amazing dentist. I knew I was in great hands when he put the anesthesia, just flawless :-) the man has hands of gold! I am in love with my new crown engineered and done in a couple of hours, while at the office...no temporary crown! The material and color that he used for my crown matches so well with the rest of my teeth. I also loved how friendly everyone was at his office. Immaculate work. I am smiling all day :-) - J.M.”
  • “Dr. Ressler is. wonderful dentist who happens to be a perfectionist - always satisfied with the results. Wonderful staff. - G.K.”

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Any questions? Call our office at 561.499.7400 and a friendly member of our office staff will be pleased to answer any questions you may have about our practice or your particular dental needs!



RESSLER DENTAL

15300 Jog Road - Suite 201
Boca-Delray, FL 33446 USA

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561.499.7400   current patients

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Office hours and telephone coverage from 8:30 AM till 5:00 PM (Mon-Thurs) and 9:00 AM to 1:00PM (Fri).

Our office is conveniently located between Boca Raton and Delray Beach on Jog Road with easy access from Boynton Beach and Lake Worth via Interstate-95 and the Turnpike (Atlantic Ave. exit).

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