Chao Pinhole Surgery

Introducing A Breakthrough Treatment for Gum Recession

What causes gum recession?

Gum recession is referred to as the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. Gum recession can be a result of periodontal diseases such as gingivitis, periodontitis, or advanced periodontitis. It can also happen from natural aging, or abrasive brushing habits.

Why Should Gum Recession be Taken Seriously?

The root structure of teeth becomes exposed with gum recession, meaning tooth decay and other issues can begin to affect the teeth along and underneath the gumline. Healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, so receiving treatment for gum recession is important for lasting dental health.

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

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a less invasive treatment for gum recession. Whereas traditional grafting techniques need scalpels and sutures, PSTTM is free of them both.

How does the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PSTTM) Differ from traditional gum grafting?

Traditional treatments for gum recession involve either donor tissue or soft tissue grafts to rebuild the gumline. After the grafts are in place, the tissue would be sutured and join with existing gum tissue as it healed.

This is an effective treatment, but similar results with a better patient experience can be achieved with the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

How is Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PSTTM) Performed?

During the procedure, a small hole is made in the existing gum issue using a needle. Through the pinhole, specialized instruments gently loosen the gum tissue to help expand and slide the gumline back over the exposed root structure.

The Chao Pinhole Surgical TechniqueTM requires no grafts, no sutures, and no incisions. All that’s needed is adjusting the existing tissue.

  • Less discomfort after the treatment
  • Faster recovery times
  • No uncomfortable sutures as the patient is healing

  • No scalpels or other invasive surgical tools
  • No donor tissue needed
  • Excellent and long-lasting results that remain natural-looking.

Gum recession is referred to as the loss of gum tissue along the gum line. Gum recession can be a result of periodontal diseases such as gingivitis, periodontitis, or advanced periodontitis.  It can also happen from natural aging, or abrasive brushing habits.

The root structure of teeth becomes exposed with gum recession, meaning tooth decay and other issues can begin to affect the teeth along and underneath the gum line. Healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, so receiving treatment for gum recession is important for lasting dental health.

Dr. Orban will evaluate you to see if you are a good candidate for Pinhole® and discuss the your specific treatment.   Call today to schedule your consultation.

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