Dr. Fatima Robertson is certified to perform the Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Allen, TX.
Pinhole® breakthrough treatment offers patients an easier, minimally invasive option to correct gum recession.
The Pinhole® Surgical Technique/ Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation® 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 small holes 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.
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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.
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Meet Dr. Fatima Robertson
Pinhole® Surgical Technique Certified Dentist in Allen, Texas
From the very beginning of her career, Dr. Fatima Robertson wanted to be a problem solver. Whether a person had missing teeth, advanced periodontal disease, or anything that made them feel self-conscious about their smile, she wanted to be the person who provided answers. Through diligence, dedication, and extensive study, she now has those answers. As The Oral Plastic Surgeon, she’s able to take your oral healthcare to the next level, not only ensuring your smile’s strength and vigor but its everlasting beauty as well.
As one half of the Center of Endodontics, Periodontics, and Implantology, Dr. Robertson received her bachelor’s degree and dental degree simultaneously from the University of Missouri-Kansas City as part of an accelerated degree program. She then worked as a general dentist for three years before returning to the University of Missouri for an advanced education program in periodontics. According to Dr. Robertson, her experience in general dentistry greatly enhanced her ability to serve her patients as a periodontist.
“Having a background in general dentistry allows me to broaden my perspective a bit,” she says. “A comprehensive approach to oral health care yields a properly phased treatment plan for the patient.”
Patients of Dr. Robertson can rest assured that they are always getting comprehensive care, as she is committed to making certain that her patients are aware of any potential problems they may have, be it a crack in a tooth or a suspicious spot on the tongue.
The consummate professional, she is board-certified and a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Association of Periodontology, American Board of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and the North Texas Dental Society. Always striving for excellence, Dr. Robertson has also completed numerous hours of continuing education in aesthetic periodontal surgery and implant dentistry.
In addition to providing treatment for gum disease, much of Dr. Robertson’s surgical practice is cosmetic-focused, including procedures such as gum lifts, gum grafts to treat recession, and dental implants.
Robertson inherited an eye for design and her skilled ability to use her hands from both her mother, who could design and sew just about anything and her father, a skilled carpenter. As an adult, she applies these talents, along with her love for science, into periodontics, and she loves that her chosen career allows her to combine both art and science. However, perhaps the most rewarding aspect of her job is simply helping people. When someone has lost their teeth in a car accident or is self-conscious about a “gummy” smile, Dr. Robertson loves the joy that comes from restoring their smiles and self-esteem.