Gum Recession Surgery San Diego, La Jolla

Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique | Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
A breakthrough treatment for gum recession

The Pinhole® Surgical Technique is internationally acclaimed.
The unique features of the Pinhole® Surgical Technique have aroused the international interest on the part of the media. Over 240 TV stations around the world have featured this revolutionary, minimally invasive technique for treating a problem that is found in half of the U.S. population (JADA, 2003). The Pinhole® Surgical Technique has been featured on “The Doctors Show“, “Dr. Steve Show“, “ABC“, “NBC“, and over 240 other stations across the U.S. and Canada, reaching 10’s of millions of viewers, and thus making Pinhole® Surgical Technique a household term. For this reason, you may have already heard about this “breakthrough procedure” for correcting receding gums and saving teeth. The Pinhole® Surgical Technique was granted patents and trademarks on the method and instruments by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. Only a Pinhole® Academy certified dentist can offer this technique.

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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), the natural aging process, or abrasive habits when it comes to brushing the 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 Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)?

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is incision and suture free. All of the tools and techniques used to perform the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique were created by Dr. John Chao, who personally trained our periodontist, Dr. Erez Nosrati.

How does the Chao 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 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 be achieved through the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

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

During the Chao 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 Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)?

The benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique are 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

• Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results

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