On September 24, 2016, Dr. Gradwell was certified in Los Angeles, California on the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique procedure. Chao pinhole technique is a new type of gum rejuvenation surgery that has been featured in Life After 50 Magazine, Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, Dr. Steve Show, ABC, NBC and The Doctors Show. The goal of this revolutionary technique is to treat gum recession without having to take tissue from the patients’ palate, which is typically done during normal tissue graft procedures. This is a scalpel free, suture free & graft free minimally invasive procedure for correcting gum recession and saving teeth. In most cases, the pinhole technique heals within 24 hours and can achieve great results with no excess cutting or sutures. If you are interested in learning more about how this technique can help you, please contact our office for a New Patient Pinhole consultation.
Emdogain is used for successful recession coverage. A 2003 abstract by McGuire and Nunn in The Journal of Periodontology, evaluated human recession treated with connective tissue grafts and coronally positioned flap versus Emdogain and coronally positioned flaps. The results showed that in 17 patients, when compared to connective tissue grafts, 95% of the Emdogain patients achieved the same clinical result.
The nice advantage about this procedure for the patient is that we do not have to harvest tissue from the palate. Emdogain is an enamel matrix protein derivative from porcine tooth buds. The material is user friendly and cost effective, if used to repair several teeth. When considering having root coverage recession corrective surgery, consider the option of Emdogain.
Periodontics & Implants in Lehigh Valley Since 1990. Contact Dr. Gradwell at (610) 770-1050 for your periodontal or dental implant consultation. From our Allentown periodontal office, we serve patients in the Lehigh Valley and the surrounding areas, including Bethlehem, Easton, Coopersburg, and Reading. We look forward to showing you the state-of-the-art options available to meet your dental needs
In our ongoing effort to provide the best quality of care to our patients, we now provide x-rays with our new VaTech Green CT 2-D and 3-D imaging system. This machine is the only one in the Lehigh Valley area with the lowest dosage of radiation in the world. We now have the ability to take panoramic x-rays as well as 3D Cone Beam images. Full mouth and Bitewing x-rays are done in one scan versus multiple x-rays in and out of the mouth saving time and eliminating patient discomfort. Who wouldn’t like instant gratification?
According to pubmed.gov author S.C. White states, “Cone-beam imaging has gained broad acceptance in dentistry in the last five years. Cone-beam machines emit an x-ray beam shaped like a cone rather than a fan as in conventional computed tomography (CT) machines.” The author goes on to say “The beam diameter ranges from 4-30cm….in one pass around the patients’ head capturing from 160-599 basic images. 3-D images of bone surfaces can also be generated”.
We specialize in the placement of dental implants and the treatment of periodontal disease which includes the evaluation of fractured teeth, bone loss, infections and cysts. The Cone Beam image will greatly improve our ability to detect these unfavorable conditions and allow us to better treat our patients. The best aspect of this machine is its’ minimal to no radiation to our patients. We have spent countless hours in training to better equip ourselves with this new machine. At first glance this machine may seem intimidating but we assure you it is very quick and painless! The Green CT has benefited the dental field in diagnosing what a normal x-ray may not capture. We are certain you will love this new innovative method of x-ray imaging and your treatment with us!
Periodontics & Implants in Lehigh Valley Since 1990. Contact Dr. Gradwell at (610) 770-1050 for your periodontal or dental implant consultation. From our Allentown periodontal office, we serve patients in the Lehigh Valley and the surrounding areas, including Bethlehem, Easton, Coopersburg, and Reading. We look forward to showing you the state-of-the-art options available to meet your dental needs.