If you’ve been diagnosed with gum disease, chances are you’ve experienced gum recession. The consequences of gum recession go far beyond the aesthetics of your smile. When the gums have receded far enough, the tooth roots become exposed and are left susceptible to further infection, disease and decay. Gum disease is the #1 cause of tooth loss among adults in America. Healthy gums are essential for protecting your teeth!
Traditional gum recession treatments involve scalpels, sutures, and tissue grafts. We would take small amounts of tissue from the roof of your mouth and use it to replace gum tissue that’s been lost. That doesn’t sound fun, does it? Thankfully, today with advances in modern technology we are able to treat and even reverse gum recession without invasive grafting procedures with the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.
Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST®) was invented and patented by Dr. John Chao, and is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession. PST is performed with a tiny needle-like instrument to poke small holes in the gum tissue. The gum tissue is loosened and guided back into its original, healthy position. The small amount of trauma actually stimulates the gum tissue, causing it to regenerate new, healthy tissue cells, effectively reversing gum recession.
Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is the only FDA cleared treatment for True Regeneration™. This means that rather than using grafted tissue to replace lost gum tissue, we can actually stimulate new, healthy tissue growth and regeneration.
No scalpels and sutures means patients can expect minimal post-op symptoms and discomfort that would accompany traditional gum surgery including pain, swelling, and bleeding. Chao Pinhole® treatment is non-invasive, fast and convenient! Most patients are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement, rather than having a mouth full of sutures. Most patients are able to go back work comfortably the same day (we won’t say anything if you want to take the rest of the day off either).
“Very grateful for a graft free, suture free, and scalpel free procedure to fix my gum recession with the one and only Doc Grier! Super excited to get this gum recession fixed and not have to endure intense surgery to fix it! This pinhole gum rejuvenation procedure is insane, no cutting or stitching! Definitely would recommend this to anyone wanting a noninvasive solution to gum recession! Doc Grier is one of only a hand full of General Practice/Ortho dentists performing this procedure! Huge results and awesome staff!!”
– Molly G.
If you’re ready to fight back against gum disease with the best team and the best technology on your side, you’ve come to the right place! If you have any questions about gum disease, or would like to schedule a consultation with your Grandview periodontist – Dr. Michael Grier at Grinview Smiles – give us a call today at (817) 653-8881.