Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™)

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™)

Gum recession is a frequently addressed issue and can develop through common factors such as brushing, genetics and poor oral health. Gum repair has historically involved grafting and suturing, but now there is a non-surgical alternative technique. The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™) can restore gum tissue and reverse the recession. This simple procedure offers relief, as well as the benefit of minimal damage to the tissue and has a quick recovery process.

Who Should Consider PST™

Anyone who suffers from receding gums should consider PST™ as it is a simple alternative to traditional surgery. Common signs of gum recession include teeth that look longer in appearance and enhanced sensitivity. Individuals experiencing advanced periodontitis symptoms, such as the development of bacteria pockets should make changes to their oral health practices and visit a doctor at their earliest convenience.

The PST™ Procedure

This method restores your gums by using your current gum tissue instead of inserting new tissue. A dental expert will make a small hole in your upper gums in order to loosen and reposition your current gums.  Our dentist are all trained specialist when it comes to PST™ and has state-of-the-art instruments that will be used during the procedure to restore your natural gum line and return them to a healthy state.

Once the gums have been repositioned, they need to be kept securely in place. The pinhole is used as an access point, we will then insert strips of collagen to keep the tissue secure and protected in the right place.

The Recovery Process

Since the pinhole that is made in your gums is so small, no stitches are required to seal the hole and recovery generally happens very quickly. In fact, the pinhole site heals overnight for most patients. The cosmetic benefits of PST™ are immediate and patients can return to their normal brushing routine shortly after the procedure.

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If you suffer from gum recession and you’re in Ann Arbor or Jackson, MI contact our expert dental team today to schedule a consultation.