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pinhole technique

The Pinhole Surgical Treatment is a revolutionary technique used for gum recession treatment or gingival recession. With the Pinhole Surgery Technique (PST), receding gums can be repaired without the use of traditional surgery, thus no flaps and no sutures.

Gum recession can be uncomfortable and cause sensitivity as well as an aesthetically unpleasant gum line. Innovations in dentistry, however, have made it possible to correct gum recession in as minimally invasive a way as possible with the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique®

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Conventional Gum Grafting vs Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique

What is gum recession?

Gum recession is when the gum tissue that surrounds your teeth (either top or bottom) lessens, pulls back or away thus exposing root structure of the tooth that should not be exposed to the oral cavity.

This can be caused by any number of life habits, and your course of treatment is often dependent on the cause of the problem.

Causes of Gum Recession

Many people need gum surgery to restore receding gums. The common causes of gum recession include:

  • Severe Gum disease
  • Genetics
  • Teeth grinding (Bruxism)
  • Insufficient dental care
  • Trauma to the teeth
  • Teeth that are out of alignment
  • Tooth brush abrasion – brushing with a medium or hard tooth brush in a scrubbing movement.

Pinhole Surgical Technique

Pinhole Surgical Technique

Invented by Dr. John Chao, the pinhole surgical technique is practiced and celebrated by some of the best dentists in the country. Only a small number of professionals are trained to perform this kind of surgery… and Scottsdale cosmetic dentist Dr. Reem Kidess is one of these.

The procedure involves making a small hole with special instruments to loosen some of the existing gum tissue and move it over the areas where the gums have receded.

Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Benefits

  • Less invasive than traditional gum grafting
  • No need for scalpels
  • Less bleeding during treatment
  • No need for uncomfortable ugly sutures
  • Low risk of complications
  • Fast recovery times
  • Minimal discomfort during healing
  • Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results

Pinhole Surgical Technique Before and After


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Dr. Kidess approaches each patient with a unique perspective, which ensures that all clients receive the personalized treatment they deserve. Dr. Kidess can ensure that your smile is beautiful and perfect again.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Kidess, contact our Scottsdale dental office at (480) 991-2290.

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