Pinhole Surgical Technique for treating Gum Recession

Dr. Lee Sheldon has the training and experience to treat patients with non-surgical treatment for gum recession using the Pinhole Surgical Technique.

Breakthrough gum grafting technique for fast, effective and minimally invasive gum recession treatment

Pinhole Surgical TechniqueRejuvenate your smile and oral health

Nothing can make a smile and face appear older than receding gums. The progression of gum recession can eventually weaken your teeth, causing greater sensitivity, root damage and even tooth loss.

Using the revolutionary Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST), Drs. Sheldon and Furtado can treat receding gums with a minimally invasive procedure. It also replaces the need for traditional gum grafting surgery that relies on cutting and suturing. With the Pinhole Surgical Technique, you can repair your gums in just an hour or two with minimal recovery.

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Pinhole Surgical Technique

Our doctors uses advanced technology throughout our practice to give patients the most efficient and comfortable treatment.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique was recently made available by its inventor, Dr. John Chao, to a select number of experienced and qualified dentists. As periodontists, Dr. Sheldon and Dr. Furtado are fully trained and very knowledgeable in gum grafting procedures. They offer the Pinhole Surgical Technique to their patients as a revolutionary alternative to more invasive, traditional gum surgery techniques. The long term success of the treatment has been observed to last for years, with uniformly excellent and predictable results.

Effective and minimally invasive gum restoring procedure

Although you have the option to treat one area of your mouth at a time, it is generally easy enough for you to restore all affected areas of recessed gum tissue in just one visit.

We will explain all the details of the Pinhole Surgical Technique.

Treatment is performed with local anesthetic, and the average amount of time the entire treatment lasts is from one to two hours. Typically, the only post-treatment medication you will need is perhaps a couple of Tylenol® to ease any minor discomfort.

In addition to being a very fast and minimally invasive treatment, the results are predictable and stable. Many cases have shown that the Pinhole Surgical Technique can effectively restore full gum coverage for several years after treatment.

How the Pinhole Surgical Technique works

First, any affected teeth are thoroughly cleaned and prepared by numbing the gum tissue with a local anesthetic. Next, a tiny, pinhole-sized entry point is made in the gum tissue above the affected tooth.

Video: Pinhole Surgical Technique

Our surgeons will then use a specially designed instrument patented by the inventor of the procedure, Dr. John Chao, which frees the connective gum tissue. The instrument gently repositions the gum tissue so that it covers the exposed tooth root, restoring the gums to their proper position.

Next, our surgeons will carefully insert tiny collagen strips beneath the repositioned gum tissue. The collagen strips act as structural supports that help to stabilize the newly formed position of the gums. Once this is done, the procedure is complete!

We can treat up to 28 affected teeth in one session. There is little to no post-operative discomfort at all, and once finished, you are ready to smile again with confidence!

Pinhole Surgical Technique Before & Afters

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