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?
- Pinhole Surgery Benefits
- Pinhole Surgery Procedure
- Pinhole Surgery Recovery
- Who Should Perform Pinhole® Surgery?
- Pinhole Surgery Cost
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.