Pinhole Surgery Technique

Pinhole Surgical technique

This is a new offering through our practice. Featured on “The Doctors” the Pinhole Surgical Technique is changing people’s lives. The Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST), invented and patented by John Chao, DDS, MADG, is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for correcting gum recession. Through a small hole made by a needle, we use specially designed instruments to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no cutting or stitching, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement. The unique features of the Pinhole Surgical Technique have aroused keen interest on the part of the media. A breakthrough treatment for gum recession

 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), or from the natural aging process. Most recession is caused from clenching and grinding your 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 the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)?

The Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is incision and suture free.

How does the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) differ from traditional gum grafting?

Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gum line. 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 Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

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

 During the 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 Pinhole® Surgical Technique. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.

What are the benefits of Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)?

The benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is many:

  • Less discomfort for the patient after treatment

  • Faster recovery for the patient than traditional grafting

  • No need for uncomfortable sutures

  • No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools

  • No need to take donor tissue from the patient’s palate

If you’re interested in Pinhole Surgery Technique treatment for your child, call our office and our helpful staff members can help answer any of your questions.

All services are performed by a general dentist.

Instead of having a skin grafting done, the pinhole technique can be utilized to treat gum recession and improve the appearance of your smile.