Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation

Gum recession occurs for a variety of reasons. While periodontal disease can lead to significant tissue loss, it’s far from the only cause of recession – and the others are much more common. Many patients actually see their gum lines retreating due to overzealous brushing and long-term clenching and grinding. With the large number of patients who experience these problems, it’s important to find solutions other than traditional gum grafting. Surely there’s a simpler way to rebuild gum tissues?


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With the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, there’s a new approach to receding gums. This procedure restores the gum line without grafting or other invasive measures. The revolutionary technique offers gum restoration without use of a scalpel or sutures. Here’s exactly how it works.

How the Pinhole Technique Rebuilds The Gum Line

  • A pinhole is made in the tissue above the area of recession. This is made with a needle – no scalpel, no cutting
  • Special instruments gently loosen the tissue above the tooth
  • The tissue is shifted down my means of the pinhole access
  • Collagen strips are applied to hold the tissue in place over the previously exposed tooth
  • There is very little trauma to the tissue and no open wound or incision
  • The pinhole shrinks away by the next day
  • There’s a significant amount of collagen and blood supply in the area, so healing is quick and comfortable

Long-Term Success of Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation

Many patients in need of gum rejuvenation spend years putting up with discomfort and poor aesthetics instead of pursuing treatment. This is because they’re anxious or hesitant about the traditional gum grafting procedure. Some attempt a temporary solution by placing a filling on the exposed tooth root, but this doesn’t change the overall gum line. By choosing Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, these very patients can receive long-term results that transform their smiles.

This procedure has been performed since 2006, and a peer-reviewed study has been published in the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry (in 2012). Research and patient experiences have documented the stability of results for 10+ years and counting. With appropriate home care and correction of grinding or aggressive brushing, results should persist.

Am I a Candidate for Gum Rejuvenation?

Patients need to be clear of periodontal disease or gum inflammation. They must also be committed to changing their home hygiene and habits that contributed to gum recession. New recession can occur if these are not improved. If you have periodontal disease, we will treat existing periodontitis or inflammation before proceeding.

Many patients are good candidates for this effective procedure. If you’re interested in learning more, contact us today to request a consultation.