Pinhole gum grafting
Conventional Gum Grafting vs Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique
Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™
Dr. Ray Schneider has been trained to use the revolutionary Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™). This procedure requires no cutting and suturing while providing patients with healthier gums and a restored smile.
What is PST™?
PST™ is a patented, safe procedure that allows Dr. Schneider to reverse receding gums by gently repositioning gum tissue without any cutting or suturing.
If you look in the mirror and notice that some of your teeth seem longer than the others, then you might have receding gums. The gum tissue pulls away from the teeth, exposing the roots and leaving teeth more vulnerable to decay and structural damage. Because of this elevated exposure, your teeth might feel more sensitive, especially to extremes in temperature like ice cream or hot coffee.
A breakthrough treatment for gum recession
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.
All of the tools and techniques used to perform the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique were created by Dr. John Chao, who has trained hundreds of doctors himself including Dr. Schneider III.
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