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Pinhole® Surgical Technique and Gum Recession Treatment

Performed by Certified Pinhole Provider – Dr. Erez Nosrati

Gum recession is a serious concern that can cause a host of problems. Our experienced periodontist uses an advanced treatment developed and patented by Dr. John Chao called Pinhole Surgical Technique, which can help patients restore the gumline without the need for major surgery or sutures. If you believe you may have gum recession, or a dentist has informed you of this concern, we can help you enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile again.

What Is Pinhole® Gum Surgery?

Also known as gum recession treatment, pinhole surgery, PST, and pinhole gum rejuvenation, the Pinhole Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive gum restoration service that lifts and repositions the recessed gums into a healthier location on the teeth. This method uses a tiny pinhole made within the gum of the affected tooth, reducing recovery and discomfort for the patient while enhancing the outcome.

What Are the Benefits of Pinhole® Surgery?

With its multitude of benefits compared with traditional gum recession surgery, pinhole surgery provides some clear advantages, including:

  • Minimal post-operative discomfort
  • Expedited recovery experience
  • No sutures
  • No cutting, scalpels, or invasive surgical techniques
  • No donor tissue needed

Additionally, pinhole surgery can achieve a lasting, natural-looking outcome just the same as can be obtained with traditional and more aggressive methods.

How Is the Pinhole® Surgical Technique Performed?

A very small pinhole is created within the soft tissue of the gums. Through this tiny hole, small instruments can be placed and used to loosen, expand, lift, and redrape the gumline in the most advantageous position on the tooth, covering the root. Once relocated, collagen strips are used to stabilize the gums. This approach can be applied to as many teeth as needed to achieve complete gum rejuvenation. As a result of this innovative technique, no sutures are needed, no invasive surgical methods are employed, and the pinhole can heal quickly, often overnight.

What Should I Expect After Pinhole® Surgery?

Since no sutures are needed, recovery is usually minimal and swift. Most patients are able to eat normally within a few hours of their procedure and the pinhole created during treatment often heals the same day or overnight. We will monitor your progress and follow-up on your care to ensure the best possible outcome. If you have any questions, please reach out to our team.

Who Should Perform Pinhole® Surgery?

Gum recession treatment should only be performed by a highly qualified periodontist who is a certified provider in the Pinhole Surgical Technique. Dr. Erez Nosrati has unique training and specialized experience in surgical periodontics that make him well-equipped to perform pinhole gum rejuvenation. Dr. Nosrati has spent over 15 years specializing in periodontics and serves as a diplomate to the American Board of Periodontology, as well as an Assistant Professor of Periodontics at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Needless to say, Dr. Nosrati is certified to perform the Pinhole Surgical Technique and has the skills and experience necessary to safely reposition the gums into a healthier location.  

How Much Does Pinhole® Surgery Cost?

The price of Pinhole Surgical Technique for gum recession at our practice depends on the unique details of each patient’s treatment plan and we will review the entire cost of your treatment plan with you before beginning. Your care, comfort, and results are our highest priorities, and as a service to our patients, we work with reputable financers should you prefer a payment plan. We believe everyone deserves the healthiest mouth and the most beautiful smile they can achieve, so please don’t hesitate to ask any questions during your initial consultation. For more information on how pinhole surgery can help you correct gum recession, contact our practice to schedule a consultation with our extensively trained periodontist.