Since Dr. Smith was trained by Dr. Chao himself, the inventor of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST), you know you’re getting state-of-the-art treatment. For Pinhole gum surgery in Waxahachie, TX, Dr. Craig Smith has the specialized expertise you’re looking for. With this innovative new method for correcting your gumline, you can have natural, long-lasting results through a procedure that’s less invasive than traditional treatments. Dr. Smith, has 20 years of experience in cosmetic dental care. He is equipped to assess your needs and treat your receding gums with top-quality skill and personal care.
What makes the Pinhole procedure preferable to traditional treatments for receding gums?
Traditional approaches require surgery and suturing to graft tissue to your gumline. Pinhole gum surgery is less invasive and works with your existing natural gum tissue. No painful incisions, no suturing that will take weeks to heal. Pinhole gum surgery is a relatively quick procedure using a local anesthetic. You get natural-looking, long-lasting results, and a quick healing time. Book an appointment with Dr. Smith today to learn more about how Pinhole gum surgery can give you a healthy and confident smile.
What makes Dr. Craig Smith your Ideal Choice for Pinhole Gum Surgery?
Dr. Smith is your dentist in Waxahachie for first-hand expertise in the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. He received his training from Dr. Chao himself, creator of the specialized Pinhole® technique tools and techniques. Combine this precision skill with his 20 years in dental practice, and you get a dentist with the skill and the experience to identify your best treatment options, give you sound advice, and perform your treatments correctly and with care for your comfort and healing.
Personalized care is the driving force at Main Street Dental Arts. We want you to feel at ease and well cared for from the moment you first call us for a consultation right through to your satisfaction with the finished results. No anxious waiting: when you book with us, you know you’ll be seen on time. Dr. Smith will assess your needs and advise you accordingly. You don’t have to worry about unnecessary procedures. Call our office today to book an appointment and learn more about the benefits of Pinhole gum surgery.
What to expect during your Pinhole Gum Surgery
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a quick and less painful procedure. Using a local anesthetic, Dr. Smith works with your existing tissue through a small Pinhole in your gums. Using special tools, he loosens the tissue, expanding it and reshaping it to a healthier fit for your teeth. Compared to invasive skin grafts with painful sutures, you experience an accelerated healing time with little to no discomfort.
Bear in mind that, prior to your Pinhole gum treatment, you will need to meet with Dr. Smith so that he can assess your receding gums and advise on the best course of action. Call our office today to request an appointment with Dr. Smith to discuss whether Pinhole gum surgery is right for you.
With Dr. Smith’s first-hand training, you get a gentle treatment experience
With direct training in Pinhole gum surgery from the inventor himself, Dr. Smith can give you state-of-the-art care. But more than that: the entire philosophy at Main Street Dental Arts prioritizes your needs and comfort. That’s why, when Dr. Smith assesses your dental health, he takes into account your comfort level in addition to your treatment needs. You don’t have to be deterred by a resistance to those painful, invasive methods of treating gum problems. Book a consultation with Dr. Smith today to discuss whether Pinhole gum surgery is right for your needs.
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About Waxahachie dentist Craig V. Smith, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Craig Smith is a 5-star Google top-rated Texas Dentist who is known for practicing dentistry with care and integrity, making his patients the focus of his profession. His patients leave the office feeling great, calling their experience “exceptional” and describing Dr. Smith as “calm and supportive”, “professional,” and “compassionate.” With direct training in Pinhole gum surgery from Dr. Chao himself, you can count on Dr. Smith to give you first-hand expertise.
You don’t want to feel any pain. You want to trust your dentist to not tell you to get procedures you really don’t need. You want a doctor who is going to educate you so that you understand how to maintain your best oral health. You want someone who you can afford. You want someone who will respect your time and will see you at the time you scheduled. You want a dentist in Waxahachie who will take care of you without sending you to many different specialists.
Most of all, you want a dentist who will treat you as an individual with unique dental needs.
Meet Dr. Craig Smith, the Waxahachie dentist of choice for more than 20 years.
At Main Street Dental Arts, Dr. Craig Smith builds long-lasting relationships with his patients because he emphasizes education and prevention for everyone. He focuses on helping his patients before pain is even an issue.
From our Waxahachie dentist office (just across from the Nicholas P. Sims Library in Waxahachie, TX), Dr. Smith provides general, family, cosmetic, and implant dentistry—all with a focus on your overall patient experience.
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Frequently asked questions about Pinhole gum surgery in Waxahachie
Should I do anything to prepare for the Pinhole gum surgery?
You should have a professional tooth cleaning approximately a week prior to the procedure.
How painful is the procedure?
We administer local anesthetic. You may experience minor discomfort during the healing time. However, because the process is noninvasive, post-treatment discomfort should be minimal.
How long does the procedure take?
The duration of your treatment will vary depending on the condition of your gums. A treatment on a single tooth can take less than a half hour.
How long until my gums are healed?
The small hole in your gum should heal quickly, and you should be able to eat normally within one day. You may experience minor tenderness or irritation while brushing for a few weeks after treatment. We will advise you on strategies to avoid irritation and inflammation.
Frequently asked questions about Dr.Smith’s dental services in Waxahachie
Do you accept my dental insurance?
We accept all PPO dental insurance, even if we aren’t listed as a dental provider. Deborah will be happy to assist you in verifying your insurance coverage.
Do you accept walk in appointments?
We don’t accept walk-in appointments to ensure our existing patients are seen at their scheduled time. Occasionally, we do have openings on any given day. To make an appointment, be sure to call ahead and, if you are prompted to leave a message, please do so with as much detail as possible. Please include your name and telephone number (repeat phone number twice) in your message. Deborah will return your call as soon as possible.
What are my payment options?
We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, HSA cards, Flex cards and Care Credit. Payment plans are available for certain services. We do not accept American Express.
Can Dr. Smith fix my tooth today?
If you are a new patient, or, if it’s been years since your last visit, Dr. Smith will want to do a thorough exam and review your X-rays before recommending a treatment plan. You will soon be on your way to developing a healthy and happy smile.
Can I have my teeth cleaned on my first visit even if I have gum disease and have been told I need a deep cleaning?
Absolutely! You can have your teeth cleaned and polished above your gum line your first visit. If you need a deep cleaning below your gum line, we will schedule that appointment for another day.