Pinhole Dental Surgery (Gum Graft Surgery)

pinhole dental surgery for gum rejuvenation

What is receding gums?

Receding gums is the gradual loss of gum tissue as a result of aging, periodontal disease, or teeth brushing with excessive force. When this happens, the root becomes exposed and teeth along the gum line will be susceptible to decay and other problems. Thus it is important to have receding gums treated.

normal tooth comparison with a tooth with periodontitis

Gum recession happens gradually, and most of us do not normally notice that we have lost gum tissue until it has exposed the root structure and made a significant change in our smile.

What is the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)?

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a less invasive alternative to the traditional gum graft procedure, and does not require incisions and sutures. The technique and every tool required to perform this procedure were created by Dr John Chao, whom Dr Ho trained under. This procedure can restore your gum lines with better patient experience, requires little to no downtime and results are seen immediately.

How is Pinhole Dental Surgery different from traditional gum graft surgery?

Traditional gum graft procedure requires taking tissue grafts from the palate to be sutured with existing gums to rebuild the gum line. While this is an effective treatment, recovery takes significantly longer than Pinhole Dental Surgery.

Conventional gum grafting vs Chao pinhole surgical technique

How is Pinhole Dental Surgery performed?

On the existing gum tissue, a small hole is created with a needle. Next, using proprietary instruments, the gum tissue is gently loosened through the pinhole created. The gum line is then expanded and slid over the exposed root structure to cover it. The adjustment of existing gum tissue is all that is needed without incisions, grafts and sutures.

Benefits of Pinhole Surgery

  • Minimally invasive
  • Less discomfort after treatment
  • Shorter recovery time compared to traditional grafting
  • No sutures needed
  • No donor tissue needed from patient’s palate
  • Looks natural
  • Long lasting results
For a more comfortable and convenient pinhole dental surgery to treat gum recession, schedule an appointment with G Dental Center for a consultation or contact us to know more!
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