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Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation in Colorado Springs, CO

Introducing a Breakthrough Treatment for Gum Recession

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™), invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S., is an scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession. Through a small hole made by a needle, Dr. Chao uses specially designed instruments to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no incision or suturing, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.

What is gum recession?

Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. This can occur as a result of periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis), the natural aging process, or abrasive habits when it comes to brushing the teeth.

Why should gum recession be taken seriously?

When gum recession occurs, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. This means that tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth along the gumline and beneath it. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness.

What is the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)?

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is scalpel and suture free.

All of the tools and techniques used to perform the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique were created by Dr. John Chao.

How does the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) differ from traditional gum grafting?

Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed.

While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved through the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

How does the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) differ from traditional gum grafting?

Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed.

While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved through the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

How is Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) performed?

During the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, a needle is used to make a small hole in the patient’s existing gum tissue. Through this pinhole, special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue. These tools help expand and slide the gumline to cover the exposed root structure.

There are no grafts, no sutures, and no incisions needed with the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.

What are the benefits of Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)?

The benefits of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique are many:

• Less discomfort for the patient after treatment
• Faster recovery for the patient than traditional grafting
• No need for uncomfortable sutures
• No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools
• No need to take donor tissue from the patient's palate
• Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results

With the Pinhole Surgical Technique, Dr. Gasper can effectively correct gum recession in a matter of just a few minutes per tooth, all without the need for cutting or suturing. The result is a healthily restored gum line, enhanced aesthetics, diminished discomfort, and minimal inconvenience to the patient. Results of the Pinhole Surgical Technique at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design are immediate and sustainable, allowing our patients to enjoy a beautifully rejuvenated smile and improved oral health sooner than ever before.

Schedule Your Pinhole Surgery Consultation Today

If you are suffering from gum recession due to periodontal disease, poor nutrition, or other factors and you’d like to learn more about the benefits of the Pinhole Surgical Technique, we invite you to contact our office to schedule your consultation today. Our experienced, highly trained team looks forward to helping you achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile you’re proud to show the world. Our state-of-the-art dental practice in Colorado Springs, CO is privileged to serve families from throughout the surrounding communities of Black Forest, Cimarron Hills, Gleneagle, Monument, Fort Carson, and more.