Chao Pinhole™ Surgical Technique
What is PST?
A number of causes can contribute to your gum tissue being lost, leaving the roots of your teeth
exposed to risk: growing older, periodontal disease, even brushing too hard. When your gums recede
and the root structure of your tooth is uncovered, the risk of decay and other infections increases
Previously, gum recession treatments involved removing donor tissue from your palate and suturing it
into place as a graft to existing gum tissue. As the soft tissues healed, they would merge together.
Although this process is highly effective, it involves considerable mouth discomfort during the healing.
The Chao Pinhole surgical technique is different. A tiny hole is made using a needle inserted into a
patient’s gums. Special instruments move through this pinhole to gently loosen the existing gum tissue.
These tools gradually enlarge and shift the gumline to protect the bared root structure. Your existing
tissue is merely adjusted. No grafts, no stitches, and no incisions! The results are amazing and long-lasting.
Ask us if this procedure is right for you.
Learn more about the Chao Pinhole™ Surgical Technique by calling us at (717) 625-0596 and scheduling a consultation.