Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Surgery

Pinhole Rejuvenation
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Surgery

Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Procedure

It is a minimally invasive procedure to stabilize, and reverse, the effect of gum recession - which can be a major cause of tooth sensitivity, and even tooth loss.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique or Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation invented and patented by Dr. John Chao, is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession.

This procedure is performed by making small holes with a needle in the gum tissue.  Using specially designed instruments, the gum tissue is loosened and guided over the receded part of the tooth.  Since there is no cutting or stitching, patients can expect minimal post-op symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding).  Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.


Dr Ho provides treatment for receding gums using the Pinhole Surgical Technique together with special instruments created by Dr John Chao, whom Dr Ho trained under. This procedure is minamally invasive and it can restore your gum lines without incisions, grafts and sutures, requires little to no downtime and results are seen immediately.



Receding gum 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 susceptible to decay and other problems. Thus it is important to have receding gums treated.


The Pinhole Surgical Technique

Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) is a minimally invasive treatment option to reverse gingival recession without grafting or sutures. What is PST (also referred to as the Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation)? It is a novel procedure that combines techniques from traditional periodontal surgical procedures, such as coronally positioned flaps and guided bone regeneration, to reverse gingival recession. A coronally posiotioned flap (CPF) is a technique that requires creating an incision in the sulcus and across the paplillae of affected teeth, elevating a flap (either full or split thickness), pulling the flap coronally, and putting it into place.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique

Benefits of Pinhole Surgical Technique (Pinhole Gum 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 result


Click here to view the Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Procedure done by our doctor - Dr. James Ho.


For a comfortable and convenient pinhole dental surgery to treat gum recession, schedule an appointment with G Dental Center's dentist for a consultation.

* Medisave can be used for oral surgeries including wisdom tooth surgeries and implant surgeries.


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Contact Information

25 Ghim Moh Link
#01-04, Singapore 270025

Camden Medical Centre
1 Orchard Boulevard #02-01
Singapore 248649