Dr. Jamie Amir is the founder of Ocala Periodontics & Dental Implants, which is now the exclusive Ocala home of the gum recession breakthrough treatment, the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST®), also known as the Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ and the Lunchtime Gum Lift™, featured on shows such as The Doctors Show and news programs at 240 TV stations around the United States and Canada.
“My staff and I are thrilled about bringing this exciting new technique to Ocala,” said Dr. Amir. “Dr. Chao developed a remarkable method for correcting gum recession that will really benefit our patients.”
What is the Chao PST®, and why is it so special?
Traditionally, we treated gum recession by removing tissue from the roof of the mouth and transplanting it into the affected area allowing it to heal. Although this method is very effective, it has the after-effects of a traditional surgery associated with it. Many people elect to leave gum recession untreated due to fear of the pain associated with this type of procedure.
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, however, is an innovative procedure to correct gum recession without the need for transplanting the patient’s tissue, and it uses an ingenious method to correct gum recession through tiny pinholes, akin to keyhole surgery used in other medical procedures. With the PST®, there is no scalpel and no suturing involved and, therefore, considerably reduced discomfort after treatment.
Who could benefit from this treatment?
Anyone who suffers from gum recession, whether it is due to smoking, inadequate dental care or aggressive brushing habits, can benefit from this procedure. Gum recession is the loss of tissue along the gum line and causes exposure of the roots of the tooth, which can allow harmful bacteria to damage the root surface or further damage the gum and bone support of the tooth. Rebuilding lost gum tissue can help improve the esthetics of your smile if the gum recession is visible, as the root surfaces of teeth are usually darker than enamel.
What are the benefits of the treatment?
The benefits are countless, but the main distinction is the “no cut, no suture, no graft.” This is one of the main reasons why patients prefer the Pinhole® Technique. Furthermore, it is typically completed in as little as one session. Due to the minimal invasiveness of the procedure, minimal discomfort occurs during and after treatment, with only common minor side effects, such as swelling and soreness. Finally, patients are typically back to normal light activities within one to two days.
This would not be the first time that Dr. Jamie Amir has brought new technology to Ocala. Another new and innovative procedure that Dr. Jamie Amir has at his disposal is the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, or LANAP for short. LANAP is used to treat periodontitis and peri-implantitis, which is a chronic inflammatory condition in which the gums and bone around teeth (or dental implants) are slowly destroyed. Like the Chao Pinhole® Technique, it is a scalpel and suture-free procedure, completed with a specialized laser and only offered in Ocala at Dr. Amir’s office. The cost of treatment is generally less than that of traditional periodontal surgery and also has the added benefit of less post-operative pain versus traditional techniques.
While Dr. Amir and his team at Ocala Periodontics & Dental Implants are excellent at helping restore the oral health of their patients. Dr. Amir also takes a holistic approach to care, discussing preventative strategies to help combat disease and prevent issues in the future. Dr. Amir has a large focus on teaching people how to properly maintain their teeth and gums and improve their dietary habits to help reduce the chance of periodontal disease returning.
“Diet is a huge part of preventative care, and by consuming less sugar and replacing it with healthy alternatives, in conjunction with regular dental care, people would see major improvements in both their oral health and overall health,” says Dr. Amir.
Dr. Amir is a University of Florida-trained periodontist. He has a solo private practice located in the West Marion Medical Plaza, opposite Dillard’s on SR 200. He is still very involved with dentistry beyond his practice, taking part as an active member in many organizations, such as the Central Florida District Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association and the American Dental Association. He also is a member of the International Team for Implantology, the American Academy of Periodontology and the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry. Until recently, he also served as the president of the Marion-County Dental Association. He runs the Ocala chapter of the Spear Study Club, a renowned national dental educational organization. He is co-dental director for the FreeD.O.M. clinic, along with his brother, Dr. Simon Amir, and enjoys volunteering his dental services at several organizations in and around Ocala.
Although dentistry is his passion and career, he also enjoys playing the guitar and piano, trail-biking and spending time with his wonderful family, which includes his wife, Heather; his three children, Jasmine, Lila and Julian; and their cat, Cosmo. He was a member of a Metallica cover band and has posted several Metallica guitar solo covers in the hope of Metallica firing its current lead guitarist and hiring him instead!
Dr. Amir and his staff strive to deliver excellent care while providing a stress-free environment to all patients. Ocala Periodontics & Dental Implants continues to be the pinnacle of new technology and brings the future of dentistry to life. Call for a consultation!
Ocala Periodontics & Dental Implants
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