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Pinhole Surgical Technique - Upper St. Clair, PA

No scalpels. No stitches. Efficient, Virtually Pain-Free Gum Recession Treatment

The Dangers of Gum Recession

Bad breath, bleeding, sensitive teeth, and teeth that appear longer can all be indications of gum recession. Receding gums pull away from the teeth, resulting in exposed tooth roots that can cause pain and discomfort. Most commonly the result of gum disease, gum recession can also be caused by genetics, teeth grinding, and aggressive tooth brushing or flossing. Without treatment, the teeth can lose their supporting structures and become loose. In advanced stages, this may even result in tooth loss. More than just an aesthetic concern, gum recession treatment can save the health and beauty of your smile.

  • Treat Your Smile with the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique

    The gold standard in gum recession treatment, the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) uses minimally-invasive tools to create a small pinhole in the gums and gently move them back into place. This treatment method allows our team to treat multiple teeth at once, and offers patients immediate cosmetic results without the need for scalpels or stitches.

    Conventional gum grafting requires cutting gum tissue from a donor site, typically found at the roof of the mouth. The doctor then moves the tissue into place over the teeth and uses sutures to repair the donor site and hold the new gum tissue into place. The recovery period can be long and uncomfortable for patients undergoing this procedure. Compared to conventional gum grafting, PST™ is gentle, and allows most patients to get back to their normal routines the very next day with little to no discomfort.


    Benefits of the Pinhole Surgical Technique

    • Minimally-Invasive
    • No Tissue Grafting
    • No Incisions
    • No Sutures
    • Immediate Results
    • Quick Recovery


    Get immediate, virtually pain-free results with the Pinhole® Surgical Technique. Call our office today to schedule your consultation.

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