Pinhole Surgical Technique for Receding Gums

Pinhole Surgical Technique for Receding Gums

Breakthrough technique for fast and effective minimally invasive Gum Grafting

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Rejuvenate your smile!

Pinhole Surgical Technique for Receding Gums

Drs. Henriod and Miller share a great amount of experience and knowledge of periodontal diagnosis treatment between them.

Nothing ages a smile and face more than receding gums. Gum recession can also weaken teeth, causing sensitivity, root damage or even tooth loss.

With the new Pinhole Surgery Technique (PST), receding gums can be stably repaired without the use of traditional surgery that includes cutting, grafting and stitching.

Dr. Miller and Dr. Henriod are currently among only a handful of doctors in the United States offering this breakthrough treatment. The PST gum recession procedure has been tested over a period of several years with uniformly good and lasting results.

Recently, this procedure was made available by inventor Dr. Chao to select dentists for more widespread application. The Pinhole Surgical Technique takes just a few minutes per treated tooth, with virtually no pain and no downtime.

Fast and effective gum recession treatment

Pinhole Surgical Technique for Receding Gums

The pinhole technique is performed using just a small entry point.

With the new Pinhole Surgical Technique, we can treat all the affected teeth in one session, although patients can also opt for treating just one arch or quadrant at a time. Treatment is done using local anesthetic and treatment time is only one to two hours. Patients typically have needed only a couple of Tylenol® post treatment.

Results are stable, with cases maintaining their gum coverage even several years later.

Free Gum Recession Consultation

Start on your road to rejuvenated gums with a free consultation with Dr. Henriod or Dr. Miller. We will evaluate the extent of the gum recession and any other issues that might need to be handled to prevent gum recession from continuing. You will get treatment plan options and advice on the best path to choose for your specific condition.

To make an appointment, call 626.796.5386 or click here to request an appointment online.

How Pinhole Surgery works

Video – Pinhole Surgical Technique

The affected teeth are cleaned and prepared and the gum tissue is numbed with a local anesthetic. A small entry point (0.1 inch) is made in the gum above the tooth or teeth to be treated.

Drs. Miller and Henriod use a specialized dental instrument designed and patented by PST inventor Dr. Chao to free the gum tissue at the entry point and gently move the gums down to their proper position. Next, they use a small angled instrument to pass several collagen strips through the entry point and place them under the gums. The collagen helps to stabilize the gums.

Drs. Miller and Henriod can correct up to 14 teeth at once in one to two hours. There is little to no post-operative discomfort.

To make an appointment, call 626.796.5386 or click here to request an appointment online.