1st February 2016
Dental Solutions is the practice of respected and forward-thinking dentist, Dr Anthony Cooper.
Located on Lansdowne Terrace in Gosforth, the practice offers a range of general treatments to its patients as well as a number of specialist services utilising the latest dental technology and techniques.
One such specialist treatment is for the common problem of receding gums.
Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline, exposing the root structure of the tooth. It is not related to gum disease and often occurs in healthy teeth as people get older.
In his quest to offer the latest and more innovative treatments for receding gums at his Tyneside practice, Dr Cooper visited Los Angeles in autumn 2015 for specialist training in the new Pinhole Surgical Technique, which is revolutionising the treatment of receding gums.
Dr Cooper believes that the new technique is the best alternative to treatments which historically have involved removing gum from the palate and stitching it over the recession defect.
He explains: “Unlike gum grafting, this new technique does not require cutting or stitches so recovery is rapid.
“Also, up to ten teeth can be treated at the same time, as opposed to one or two at a time, as used to be the case.”
LA-based dentist, inventor and educator, Dr John Chao, came up with the revolutionary Pinhole Surgical Technique after he became convinced that there must be a better way to treat receding gums without the pain and downtime of traditional gum grafting.
After years of development, trials and gaining patents for both his Pinhole Surgical Technique and its specially designed dental instruments, Dr Chao has now begun to teach the technique to other dental practitioners from around the world.
Dr Cooper was one of the first dentists in the UK to be trained in this new surgical technique and he is now offering the innovative process at his practice.
Dr Cooper adds: “We have been using the same procedure in the UK for many years, and there have been few advances until now. With an ageing population and people generally keeping their own teeth longer, the occurrences of gum recession are increasing and this can now be dealt with quickly and efficiently.
“It is such an advanced technique that I feel it is a huge step forward in dentistry, and I am delighted to be able to be one of the first to offer the service.”
Dental Solutions is based in Lansdowne Terrace, Gosforth
0191 213 1415
Photo: Dr John Chao and Dr Anthony Cooper