The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) is a comfortable, minimally-invasive, scalpel and suture-free technique for treating gum recession. Up to 84% of adults suffer from gum recession which can result in long and ugly teeth, sensitive roots and ultimately tooth loss. Traditional methods of treatment involve removing tissue from the palate and using sutures to secure it over root surfaces. An alternative to this approach is to utilize the existing gums around the teeth with recession and elevating them with a minimally invasive technique and using collagen to maintain the new tissue over the exposed roots. This treatment may be more suitable to your needs dependent on the issues present. Call us today to make an appointment for an evaluation!
What is the Chao Pinhole Technique?
How does the pinhole technique work?
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) is a painless, minimally-invasive, technique that uses specialized instruments and your own gum tissue to cover your gum recession. The technique often does not require stitches and is very effective at covering teeth that have lost gum tissue, are sensitive, or appear long. Most methods of gum grafting involve removing tissue from the palate and using stitches to secure it over the area of gum recession. The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique uses small incisions into the gums and then places collagen into those gums to give the gums added thickness. The existing gums are then elevated to cover the gum recession with specialized instruments. This treatment is faster and less painful because the second area of surgery is not needed to obtain gum tissue from your palate.