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What is the Pinhole Technique?

Introducing A New Breakthrough Treatment to Reverse Gum Recession!

The Pinhole Surgical Technique

We are very excited to announce that Dr. Krishnan is now certified to perform this revolutionary new procedure!

receding gum treatment forest hills nyWhy should your gum recession be taken seriously?

When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. This means that tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth along the gumline and beneath it. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness. As a Board Certified Periodontist, Dr. Prabha Krishnan is an expert at performing recession-reversing procedures like the Pinhole Surgical Technique.

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

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST™ is scalpel and suture free. Learn more!

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

receding gum treatment forest hills nyTraditional gum recession treatments involve the use of soft tissue grafts taken from the palate to rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed.

While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved through the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

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

During the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™, a needle is used to make a small hole in the patient’s existing gum tissue. Through this pinhole, special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue. These tools help expand and slide the gumline to cover the exposed root structure.

There are no grafts, no sutures, and no incisions needed with the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.

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

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

  • No need to take donor tissue from the patient’s palate
  • Less discomfort for the patient after treatment
  • Faster recovery for the patient than traditional grafting
  • No need for uncomfortable sutures
  • No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools
  • Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results

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