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Pinhole Surgical Technique - Pittsburgh, PA

The Scalpel-Free Alternative for Gum Recession Treatment

Why should you treat Gum Recession?

Symptoms of Gum Recession

  • Halitosis, or Bad Breath (due to gum disease)
  • Bleeding Gums (due to gum disease)
  • Tooth Sensitivity
  • Loose Teeth
  • Teeth That Look Longer than Others

Gum recession is most often referred to as a symptom of gum disease; however, it also caused by brushing too aggressively, grinding your teeth or genetics. Receding gums can cause pain and sensitivity as they draw back from the teeth, revealing the tooth roots. The tooth roots are not intended to be above the gum line, so recession leaves them vulnerable to disease and cavities. If treatment is delayed, this can damage the tooth’s supporting structures, causing loose teeth or even tooth loss.

  • How does the Pinhole® Surgical Technique work?

    The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) is a modern alternative to conventional gum grafting. Through a small pinhole, our team uses specially-made tools to gently maneuver your gum tissue back into position over your teeth. This minimally-invasive technique removes the need for painful cutting and sutures traditionally required for gum grafting procedures. Patients can enjoy a virtually pain-free experience that has them back to their routine the next day with a beautiful, healthy smile.


    Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique

    • Uses Existing Gum Tissue
    • No Scalpels or Sutures
    • Immediate Cosmetic Results
    • Get Back to Normal the Very Next Day


    Conventional Gum Grafting

    • Removes Tissue from Donor Site
    • Removes Tissue from Donor Site
    • Can Take Months to See Results
    • Patient May Need Weeks to Recover


    Treat your gums with the minimally-invasive Pinhole® Surgical Technique™ by scheduling your consultation with our team today.
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