The Pinhole Surgical Technique

The latest in gum therapy and gum rejuvenation, the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST®)  was invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S.. This procedure is revolutionary due to it being a scalpel-free and a suture-free procedure for treating gum recession.

As seen in the video, the Pinhole® procedure is minimally invasive and performed by making a small hole in the gum tissue. The procedure requires specially designed instruments to gently free the gum tissue and position it over the receded part of the tooth. With no incision or suturing required with this method, patients benefit  from minimal post-operative symptoms  like pain, swelling, or bleeding.

To learn more about the Pinhole Surgical Technique, gum rejuvenation, or to see if you’re a candidate, please contact our office.

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  Benfits of The Pinhole Procedure

  • Less post-operation discomfort for the patient
  • Quicker recovery for the patient than traditional grafting
  • No uncomfortable sutures
  • No scalpels or invasive surgical tools
  • No need to take donor tissue from the patient’s palate
  • Outstanding natural-looking and long-lasting results

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is gum recession?

Gum recession is when loss of gum tissue along the gumline occurs. This is a direct result of periodontal disease like gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis, the natural aging process, or even abrasive habits when it comes to brushing one’s the teeth.

Why is gum recession so serious?

The root structure of the tooth becomes exposed as a result of receding gums. This opens up greater opportunity for tooth decay and many other problems that can affect your teeth along the gumline and beneath it. Healthy gums are key for a healthy mouth so getting gum recession treated is vital for lasting dental wellness.

What is the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)?

The Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a a new age, minimally invasive, option for treating gum recession. Traditional grafting techniques requires incisions and sutures, whereas the PST is completely free of these painful elements.

How is the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) different then traditional gum grafting?

The PST doesn’t require use of donor tissue or soft tissue from the palate of the patient’s mouth to graft it when rebuilding the gumline. Originally this soft tissue would be sutured in place causing much more treatment and recovery times. While both methods have proven to be effective, the PST is the preferred method due to minimal pain during and post procedure.

How is the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) performed?

A needle is used during the Pinhole® Surgical Technique making a small hole in the patient’s existing gum tissue. From there, the pinhole is used to gently freed the gums and position them over the exposed tooth area. With it being minimally invasive, there are no need for grafts, sutures, or incisions. The PST only requires repositioning of existing tissue hence why is also known as the lunch time gum lift.

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