Pinhole Technique

pinhole1Miami and Coral Gables, Florida

Gum recession can happen to anyone; the problem is that shrinking gums will not reverse naturally. Once your gums begin to shrink, the only way to reverse it is through professional dental treatment.

pinhole2For decades, traditional gum grafting surgery was the only method of repairing gum recession. The problem is that it is invasive, and requires a lengthy healing time. Plus, due to the invasiveness of traditional gum surgery, only a few teeth are able to be treated at once.

Now, with the revolutionary Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™), Miami Designer Smiles can have you smiling confidently in as little as one appointment to our Miami office.

What is the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique?

This patented technique involves using a specially designed tool in which the dentist makes tiny holes or entry points, and then gently loosens the gum tissue in the area being treated. The idea is to maneuver the gum tissue over the area of the exposed tooth root. The gums tissue is then held into place by inserting collagen fibers. No cutting, and no sutures necessary!

What is the difference between PST™ and traditional gum surgery?

PST™ differs greatly from the traditional gum grafting procedure that involves using a scalpel to cut and remove tissue from another area of the mouth and then suturing the tissue into place. Traditional gum surgery methods are quite invasive and require an extensive healing process. Because of this, patients can only have several areas treated at once, which means it can take months to achieve the final results.

Instead, PST™ results in minimal bleeding, and discomfort. Plus, patients can have a single area or multiple areas treated at once, without the need for extensive healing.

Benefits of PST™ 

  • Minimal discomfort during and after procedure
  • Quicker healing
  • Long-lasting results
  • Results in faster time

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique – Dr. John Chao, DDS

Dr. Chao is globally recognized dentist in California that developed, and designed this patented procedure. He personally teaches dentists who wish to offer this minimally invasive procedure to their patients. Dr. Chao has been nationally recognized, and featured on shows such as The Doctors, for his Lunchtime Gumlift™ procedure.

Causes of gum recession

Gum recession can be caused by a variety of reasons including:

  • Brushing incorrectly, or too abrasively
  • Brushing with the wrong type of toothbrush
  • Bruxism or clenching and grinding your teeth
  • Gum disease
  • Hormone fluctuations
  • Pregnancy
  • Natural aging process
  • Certain medications

The problem with gum recession is that it will not reverse itself, but requires professional dental treatment. Ignoring your gum recession will only lead to tooth sensitivity, and increase your risk of tooth decay, and tooth loss. The good news is that gum recession can be reversed without the need for invasive surgery.

Come visit Miami Designer Smiles, and experience the difference of what the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique can do for you!

About Miami Designer Smiles

Miami Designer Smiles strives to provide elite dental care to patients in a relaxing environment. If you suffer from gum recession and are ready to take action to regain your oral health, and confidence in your smile, contact our office for a consultation. We will be glad to discuss with you the benefits and process of the PST™. We also specialize in providing general and cosmetic dentistry for patients of all ages.

To schedule your consultation, please call our office at (305) 595-4616. We welcome patients of Coral Gables, and Miami, Florida.