Gum Recession Treatment

Gum Recession Treatment

What is Gum Recession Treatment?

Gum recession can occur for a variety of reasons, and treatment involves identifying and addressing the underlying issue. More than just a cosmetic concern, untreated gum recession can cause teeth to become loose and even fall out in more advanced stages.

At South Hills Dental Arts, we use the minimally-invasive Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™) to provide our patients with immediate, beautiful results with no cutting, sutures, or long healing times. In a single visit, you can restore the health and beauty of your smile.

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The Pinhole Surgical Technique Treatment Process

Creating the Pinholes

After numbing the area, your dentist will use a fine-point needle to create a small pinhole above the gum line.

Moving the Gums

Your dentist will insert a special dental instrument into the small opening to gently free the gums and guide them into the proper position. Collagen strips will then be placed to help stabilize the gums and encourage healing.


Remarkably, healing often occurs overnight! Most patients can resume their normal routines in 24-48 hours.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique Treatment Process

Digital Smile Design Experience

With Digital Smile Design, we can create 3D models of your teeth and gums, allowing for precise treatment planning and a preview of your final results. You’ll be able to see what your smile will look like post-op, before treatment even begins.

Pinhole Surgical Technique Benefits



No scalpels. No sutures. Just a small pinhole and no lasting side effects.


Immediate Results

You’ll see instantly pleasing results with PST instead of having to wait weeks.


Quick Recovery

Most patients are completely healed within 24-48 hours after their procedure.

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Changing Smiles, Changing Lives


Dr. Yousef started with bite therapy and then went into study models, provisional staging, and then finals. The results? A beautiful new smile for this awesome patient!


To restore this patient's smile back to its true form, Dr. Yousef placed several implants. Dr. Yousef then completed mounted models as well as provisional crowns and final crowns.

Crowns and Bridges

Dr. Johnson placed 6 upper anterior crowns, completely restoring this patient's severely decayed and broken smile.

Snap-In Dentures

This patient came to Dr. Johnson with an upper partial and a variety of ill fitting and failing crowns. A set of snap-in dentures on the patient's upper arch restored their health to its peak form.

Snap-In Dentures

Broken and missing teeth kept this patient from smiling with confidence. Dr. Johnson was able to renew the natural form and function of their smile with a set of snap-in denutres on their upper arch.

Snap-In Dentures

Before coming to our office, this patient struggled with failing teeth, recession, and bone loss. With a set of upper and lower snap-in dentures, Dr. Johnson was able to completley restore their smile.Before coming to our office, this patient struggled with failing teeth, recession, and bone loss. With a set of upper and lower snap-in dentures, Dr. Johnson was able to completley restore their smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes gum recession?

Gum recession is most often a symptom of periodontal (gum) disease. However, there are a few additional factors that can cause your gums to recede, such as teeth grinding, and aggressive brushing and flossing habits. Genetics can also play a role in gum recession.

Is the Pinhole Surgical Technique painful?

The PST is virtually pain free! Because there are no incisions, stitches, or tissue grafts required, this minimally-invasive technique, when paired with a local anesthetic, is a quick and comfortable procedure. The technique also speeds up the healing process, so you can get back to living your life in just a day or two.

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