Pinhole® Surgical Technique

The Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™) is an innovative and minimally invasive procedure used to treat gum recession. Developed by Dr. John Chao, this technique has revolutionized the way gum recession is repaired, offering patients a faster, more comfortable alternative to traditional gum grafting methods. Dr. Ghayoumi is proud to offer the Pinhole® Surgical Technique as a treatment option for her patients seeking gum recession repair.

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

The Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a specialized procedure designed to correct gum recession without the need for incisions, sutures, or grafts. It is performed using a series of small pinholes made in the gum tissue near the affected areas. Through these pinholes, Dr. Ghayoumi can gently loosen and reposition the gum tissue to cover the exposed tooth roots and restore a healthier gumline.

Benefits of the Pinhole® Surgical Technique:

The Pinhole® Surgical Technique offers several advantages over traditional gum grafting methods, including:

1. Minimally Invasive: Unlike traditional grafting, PST™ does not require the removal of donor tissue from another area of the mouth. It utilizes the existing gum tissue, eliminating the need for incisions or sutures. This results in minimal discomfort and faster healing times.

2. Reduced Discomfort: PST™ is a gentle and relatively pain-free procedure. Patients experience less post-operative discomfort than traditional gum grafting techniques, allowing for a smoother recovery process.

3. Faster Healing: With PST™, the pinholes made in the gum tissue heal quickly and naturally, without the need for sutures. This promotes faster healing and minimal downtime, allowing patients to resume their regular activities sooner.

4. Natural-Looking Results: By repositioning the existing gum tissue, PST™ creates a natural-looking gumline that enhances the smile’s aesthetics. The results are both pleasing and long-lasting.

5. Versatility: The Pinhole® Surgical Technique can be used to treat multiple areas of gum recession in a single visit. This means patients can address multiple areas of concern during one appointment, saving time and minimizing the number of visits required.

Recovering from the Pinhole® Surgical Technique:
After undergoing the Pinhole® Surgical Technique, Dr. Ghayoumi will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions to follow. These may include guidelines for oral hygiene, dietary restrictions, and any necessary medications to aid in the healing process. It is essential to adhere to these instructions to ensure optimal results and a smooth recovery.

Maintaining Good Oral Health after PST™:
Following the Pinhole® Surgical Technique, it is crucial to maintain good oral hygiene practices to promote long-term gum health. Dr. Ghayoumi will provide you with personalized instructions on how to care for your gums and teeth properly. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are also essential to monitor your oral health and prevent any potential issues from developing.

Restore Your Gumline with the Pinhole® Surgical Technique:
If you are experiencing gum recession and seeking a minimally invasive solution, the Pinhole® Surgical Technique may be the ideal choice for you. Dr. Ghayoumi’s expertise and dedication to patient care make her the perfect partner in restoring your gum health. Schedule a consultation today to explore your treatment options and discover how the Pinhole® Surgical Technique can help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.