Pinhole Surgical Technique for Periodontal Treatment.
A Breakthrough Treatment for Gum Recession.
Instantly Pleasing Results.
What is gum recession?
Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. This can occur as a result of periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis), the natural aging process, or abrasive habits when it comes to brushing the teeth.
Why should gum recession be taken seriously?
When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. This means that tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth along the gumline and beneath it. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness. What is the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™)? The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST™ is incision free.
How does the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) differ from traditional gum grafting?
Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gum line. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed.
How is Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) performed?
During the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™, a needle is used to make a small hole in the patient’s existing gum tissue. Through this pinhole, special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue. These tools help expand and slide the gum line to cover the exposed root structure. There are no incisions needed with the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.
What are the benefits of Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™)?
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 scalpels or invasive surgical tools
- No need to take donor tissue from the patient’s palate
- Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results
*Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ also know as Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™ and Lunchtime Gum Lift™
Learn More About PST
The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™), invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S., is an incision-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession. Through a small pinhole made by a needle, Dr. Chao uses specially designed instruments to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. Since there are no incisions, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.
Dr. Chao was granted a patent on the PST method and another on the PST instruments by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Please also see “The Pinhole Surgical Technique, A Novel Approach to Root Coverage,” as published in October, 2012 issue of The International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, a high-impact, peer-review journal. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2012;32:521-531.)
Dr. Dianati has personally trained with Dr. Chao in Los Angeles, and is certified to perform The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™).