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What is the Pinhole Surgical Technique?

The Pinhole Surgical Technique is the minimally invasive way to treat moderate to severe gum recession. This procedure doesn't require sutures or painful recovery! Unlike soft-tissue grafting, this technique begins by creating a pinhole in the gum tissue that is receding. Once the pinhole has been created, a device is placed into the hole.

No Cutting. No Sutures. No Second Surgical Site. Pinhole Surgical Technique is the Minimally Invasive Gum Surgery Alternative!

There are several things that could be causing your receding gums. Some factors could be out of your hands while others can be easily identified and managed with proper oral hygiene techniques and healthy lifestyle habits.

Whatever the cause for your receding gums, a gum rejuvenation treatment should be high on your priority list! Without their protective gum tissue surrounding them, your teeth are at a much higher risk for sensitivity, decay, and periodontal disease. The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™). PST™ is a ‘breakthrough’ technique invented by John Chao D.D.S. that is a much less invasive alternative to traditional gum surgery.

With PST™ we do not have to make large incisions, use stitches, or take any tissue from a second surgical site! Before treatment we will ensure the area to receive the gum rejuvenation is properly numb allowing for the most comfortable experience possible.

A small ‘pinhole’ is made in the gum tissue and special instruments are used to loosen and pull down viable gum tissue over the areas of recession. Collagen strips are placed to encourage healing and an immediate cosmetic result can be seen before you even leave the chair! Many patients can even resume their daily routine shortly after leaving the office.

Benefits with the Pinhole Surgical Technique™

No bleeding, discomfort, pain, or swelling associated with traditional gum surgery, Corrects receding gums without surgery, No cutting, no stitches, and no second surgical site

Minimally invasive, Instant cosmetic results, Quick healing and recovery time, Multiple teeth can be treated at one visit, Restore a beautiful and healthy smile

Receding gums can happen so gradually, most patients wait until it is too late. Guard your teeth against devastating periodontal disease and restore a beautiful healthy smile with PST™; a minimally invasive gum rejuvenation solution!

(Editors note: Dr. Wehle is trained and certified to provide her patients the unique gum rejuvenation treatment known as the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™).  The second photo is Dr Wehle and Dr Chao the inventor of PST.)

by Dr Danielle Wehle

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