Pinhole Surgical Technique

The Pinhole© Surgical Techniqueis a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession.

Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST™ is scalpel and suture free.

Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or using patient's own tissue in order to rebuild the gumline. 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 often times be achieved through the Pinhole© Surgical Technique.

How is 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 Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.

What are the benefits of Pinhole© Surgical Technique?

  • Less discomfort for the patient after treatment
  • Faster recovery for the patient than traditional grafting
  • No need for sutures
  • No need for scalpels
  • No need to take donor tissue from the patient's palate
  • Excellent, natural looking results