Ask Your Dentist About Pinhole
A Quick and Easy Option to Correct Gum Recession
SCALPEL FREE – SUTURE FREE – GRAFT FREE
Do You Have Gum Recession?
Gum recession occurs when the margin of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wears away, or pulls back exposing more of the tooth or the tooth’s root. When gum recession occurs, a space or gaps form between the teeth and gum line making it easy for disease-causing bacteria to build up. If left untreated, the supporting tissue and bone structures of the teeth can be severely damaged and may ultimately result in tooth loss.
Gum recession is a common dental problem and most people don’t know they have it because it occurs gradually. The first sign of gum recession is usually tooth root sensitivity to hot or cold. You may also feel a notch with your finger nail near the gum line.
Gum recession is not something you want to ignore. If you think your gums are receding, make an appointment with your dentist.
Breakthrough Treatment for Receding Gums
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST®), invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S., is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession.
This procedure is performed by making a small hole 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 incision or suturing, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.
Before and After Gallery
Frequently Asked Questions
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 patients palate.
- Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results.