Gum recession breakthrough treatment also known as Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ and Lunchtime Gum Lift™
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST®)
Dr. Colleen Nguyen is trained and certified to perform the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST®), invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S., is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession.
This procedure is performed by making a small hole with a needle in the gum tissue. Using specially designed instruments, the gum tissue is loosened and guided back over the receded part of the tooth. Because there is no incision or suturing, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (less pain, swelling, and bleeding). Most patients are also pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.
To learn more about the Pinhole® Surgical Technique, please contact our office.
Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique
Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. This can cause periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis), the natural aging process, or abrasive habits when brushing teeth.
When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. This means that tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth below the gumline, rather than only above it. Healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, so getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness.
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is scalpel and suture free.
All of the tools and techniques used to perform the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique were created by Dr. John Chao with patient comfort and dental health in mind.
Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed. While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results with a better patient experience can be achieved through the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.
The benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique are plentiful:
- Less Discomfort for you after treatment.
- Faster recovery time than traditional grafting.
- No need for uncomfortable sutures.
- No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools.
- No need to take donor tissue from your palate.
- Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results.