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Pinhole Technique


The Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a scalpel-free, suture-free, and minimal risk alternative procedure to traditional grafting to treat gum recession.

Based in Forest Hills, NY, we are now offering this revolutionary procedure to correct gum recession.

Created by Dr. John Chao, DDS, in 2006, thePinhole® Surgical Technique utilizes specially designed tools to shift gum and collagen tissues through a pinhole in the gums over the receded area of the tooth. This is accomplished with minimal trauma and damage to the tissue. There is no cutting or  stitching in this procedure. Often, patients are back to normal within a few hours of completion.

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Because of the nature of this gum recession treatment, patients can expect no limits on the amount of teeth that can be fixed. ThePinhole® Surgical Technique can be utilized quickly and painlessly on one or several affected areas in the same visit. Patients are often pleasantly surprised at the almost instant cosmetic improvement.

ThePinhole® Surgical Technique for receding gums is one of the latest in dental improvements, however, it is not a cure to gum disease, it simply treats receding gum lines.

In the past, traditional procedures to treat gum recession, such as gum grafting, used stitching on your gums, which, as a consequence, took a substantial amount of time to heal. Grafting also involves taking parts of the palate and placing them in the receding area of the gums. The overall impact on the mouth could be harsh (to say the least).

The Pinhole Technique has presented alternative options for patients needing to treat their receding gums.

By using a specially designed tool through a pinhole in the affected area, a highly trained dentist can gently “nudge” gums back into place around the teeth.

Benefits of the Pinhole Technique

The Pinhole Technique is a quick and relatively painless method to treat receding gums. The nature of the procedure allows it to be as minimally invasive as possible. Because of the minimal trauma caused to the tissue, the recovery time is second to none. There have been several reports of patients getting back to normal life in as little as two days after the surgery is complete. Patients are often pleasantly surprised at the almost instant cosmetic improvement as well.

A lasting solution to receding gum lines, the Pinhole Technique is growing quickly in popularity with dental practices around the world.

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    Gum recession should be taken seriously. Should your gums start receding it is important to understand that the rate of tooth decay and bacteria build up can exponentially increase, putting you at a greater risk for serious gum disease.

    Those with receding gums should first seek advice from your dentist. Luckily, Dr. Krishnan is specially-trained in the Pinhole Surgery Technique and is currently treating patients in Queens, NY and Forest Hills, NY for receding gums. There truly is no time to waste when it comes to improving your gum health.

    If you’re worried about your receding gum line, schedule a gum recession consultation with Dr. Krishnan today.

    If you’re concerned you might have periodontitis (otherwise known as advanced gum disease), please consider coming to see us for a free consultation for laser gum disease treatment, which treats and heals advanced periodontal disease without scalpels or sutures.

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