SHARON MIYAMOTO, DDS

Pinhole Procedure

A Revolutionary Treatment for Gum Recession

What is gum recession?

The term gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gum line. This is often the result of gum disease (periodontitis), aging, genetics, and habits like smoking or even brushing your teeth too hard.

Why should gum recession be taken seriously?

As a person’s gums recede, their tooth root is more and more exposed. This makes a person more prone to decay, bone loss, and even tooth loss. The most effective way to stop gum loss is through immediate treatment.

What is the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™)?

This minimally invasive treatment method is a revolutionary treatment that restores your gum line without the use of a scalpel or sutures.

How does the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™) differ from traditional gum grafting?

While traditional treatment methods required the use of a gum graft or donor tissue, as well as suturing the graft in place, the Chao Pinhole® Surgica l Technique is less invasive yet achieves exceptional results.

How is Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™) performed?

During this procedure, a small hole is made in the patient’s gum tissue using a tiny needle. Additional instruments are then inserted through this pinhole and used to expand and slide the gumline.The best way to think of this procedure is that it is a modification of existing tissue.

What are the benefits of Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™)?

The benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique are many:

•Little to no pain after treatment

•No sutures

•No donor tissue or grafting of tissues

•Beautiful, long-lasting results