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Pinhole
Gum Surgery

Pinhole® Surgical Technique

A breakthrough treatment for gum recession!

What is gum recession?

Gum recession is loss of gum tissue along the gumline leading to the exposure of the root of the tooth. This can occur because of periodontal disease, grinding habits, tooth position, the natural aging process, or abrasive habits when it comes to brushing the teeth.

Why is gum recession a serious issue?

When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. The root is more susceptible to decay and wear which can lead to permanent damage. This may result in pain or sensitivity. 

Healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth so getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental health.

What is the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)?

Pinhole gum surgery is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is incision and suture free.

How does the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) differ from traditional gum grafting?

Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts to rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed. 

Comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved through the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

How is the Pinhole Gum Surgery performed?

During the pinhole gum surgery, a small hole is made in the patient’s existing gum tissue. Through this pinhole, special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue and slide it to cover the exposed root structure. There are no incisions or sutures required with the pinhole gum surgery. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.

Comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved through the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

What are the benefits of Pinhole Gum rejuvenation?

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

Comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved through the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

How long does the procedure take and how much does it cost?

The amount of time needed for the pinhole gum surgery at our dental practice in Markham, and the cost of treatment depend on the number of areas needing treatment. It is best to have a consult with the dentist to determine if you are eligible for treatment and to determine the cost of treatment.

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