Pinhole Surgical Technique

\The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) is commonly referred to as the Pinhole technique. This procedure, patented by Dr. John Chao, D.D.S., uses a special technique that by making small entry points into the gums, can revitalize recessed gums – avoiding the need for traditional gum surgery.

History of Pinhole Surgical Technique

Dr. Chao developed this technique as a method of repairing gum recession by using a non-invasive surgical procedure. More than 150 dental professionals have become certified by Dr. Chao himself, offering this procedure to their patients as a revolutionary treatment for gum recession. Only dentists that have undergone this training by Dr. Chao can perform this surgery. Triangle Periodontics is proud to offer PST to their patients. The results of the procedure will leave you with decreased tooth sensitivity and a healthier, beautiful smile!

Why the need for Pinhole Surgical Technique?

For decades, traditional gum grafting surgery was the only way to successfully repair recessed gums. Although effective, this surgery is extensive as it involves using a scalpel to remove tissue from another area of the mouth, typically the upper palate or roof of the mouth, and sometimes from a donor. The tissue is then placed over the areas being treated and held in place by sutures. Recovery is extensive, and there is bleeding and swelling to deal with, as well as the risk of an infection. As a result, only a few areas can be treated at a time.

Now, with this revolutionary development, PST allows us to repair your recessed gums in a fraction of the time, and with a smooth recovery, and no downtime.

Benefits of the Pinhole Surgical Technique

The procedure may take anywhere from 20 minutes to one hour to complete. The length of your procedure will be dependant on how much area is in need of repair.

Here are some of the benefits of PST.

  • No downtime
  • No surgery
  • No scalpel
  • No sutures
  • No pain or bleeding (in majority of cases)
  • Minimal risk of infection
  • Can perform on multiple areas without needing to wait

How does Pinhole Surgical Technique work?

By using a patented instrument, your Raleigh periodontist Dr. Washington will make small entry points into your gums at the area being treated. He then will gently guide your gums to the correct positioning and hold the tissue in place using collagen fibers. You will be numb so that you can remain comfortable throughout your procedure. The procedure is so quick and easy that you can be on your way in no time, and resume your normal daily activities afterward. Your gum tissue will heal quickly, providing you with near immediate results.

How much does PST cost?

The cost of PST will depend on how many areas are treated. During your consultation with Dr. Washington, he will develop a treatment plan that outlines the cost of your PST procedure. We also offer special interest-free financing plans that allow you to make low monthly payments if affording your treatment is a concern for you.

Take the next step

If you are ready to transform your smile by experiencing the difference with the Pinhole Surgical Technique, please call 919-782-9536 to schedule a consultation. We invite you to meet with Dr. Washington to discuss your desires for a beautiful, healthy smile.

Triangle Periodontics welcomes patients of Apex, Cary, and Raleigh, North Carolina.