Pinhole Surgery

Pinhole Surgery or Pinhole Surgical Technique is a scalpel and suture-free procedure wherein your periodontist makes small holes of approximately 6-7 millimeters in your gum line.

The severity of your case and the number of teeth to be treated determine the number of pinholes. Your periodontist uses specialized instruments to reposition the gums properly.

The procedure concludes with the placement of collagen strips to support the tissue in the new position and help with the recovery process.

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Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique Dallas Fort Worth

Suffering from periodontal disease may cause gum recession. If this issue persists, more complicated and serious problems can develop. Gum recession creates greater exposure to your natural teeth, creating opportunities for bacteria to build.

To address this problem, you may go through our gum recession surgery, which removes tissue from unaffected areas, grafting this tissue to affected ones. This is an effective method to address the issue of receding gums. However, there is a newer and more popular approach to treating this problem called the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST).

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) is a scalpel and suture-free procedure. It involves making small holes in your gum line that we will loosen afterward, moving them to the desired corrected position. This procedure requires special training and is very popular with patients since it is less painful and requires quicker recovery times.

At ToothHQ Dental Specialists, we are here to give you a bright and healthy smile. We are proud to provide a safe environment with the latest dental technology.

Contact us now if you would like to know more about our dental services or have questions about gum disease. Our highest commitment is to give our amazing patients the service they deserve when it comes to maintaining those pearly whites.

The PST Process

If PST is right for you, you will need to schedule an initial consultation. During this time, we will examine the overall health of your teeth, review your medical history, and determine what treatment options are best suited to your needs.

If the dentist decides PST is the optimal treatment option, your procedure will begin with a local anesthetic. The type of anesthesia used may vary, depending upon the severity of your case and your overall sensitivity. Once numbed, your periodontist will make a small hole of approximately 6-7 millimeters in your gum line. The severity of your case and the number of teeth to be treated will determine how many pinholes are made during pinhole gum surgery. Your periodontist will use specialized instruments to reposition the gums properly.

The gum recession procedure will conclude with the placement of collagen strips used to support the tissue at the new position and help with the recovery process.

Frequently Asked Questions About PST

Can any dentist perform PST?

PST requires specialized training and can only be provided by doctors who have completed the Pinhole Academy training under Dr. Chao. As such, this gum recession procedure is not available at all clinics.

Is the gum recession procedure painful?

There is minimal discomfort involved in the gum recession procedure and less discomfort than in traditional gum grafting. Because there are no sutures or cutting, recovery time is also quicker.

How long does Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST) take?

The procedure time will vary from patient to patient, but each pinhole only takes seconds. Every pinhole made will allow your periodontist to address the gums of three teeth.

Will PST cure gum disease?

Pinhole Surgical Technique is not a cure for gum disease; it is a procedure that restores the gum line. Patients with periodontal disease will need to address this issue before having PST.

Is pinhole surgical technique (PST) a permanent correction?

Yes, although a range of factors can cause gum recession to return, such as aging, genetics, and over-brushing.

What is the success rate of the pinhole surgical technique(PST)?

The pinhole technique has a success rate of over 90%.

PST Aftercare

After your pinhole surgical technique, we recommend you follow aftercare instructions; however, to maximize the benefits and longevity of this gum recession procedure, it is critical to practice good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing at least once daily, ideally every time you brush your teeth.

It is also important to practice proper brushing and flossing techniques. In addition, it’s essential to schedule regular checkups every six months. By maintaining a consistent oral health care routine, you will lower your risk of developing additional periodontal issues and will continue to have a healthy smile for years to come.

PST Investment

There is a range of factors that can impact the cost of pinhole surgical technique, such as the severity of your case, any associated procedures needed before or along with treatment, as well as your insurance plan.

Our team is committed to helping you complete necessary paperwork, schedule appointments, and answer any questions you have concerning billing. For patients who have insurance plans, we request you submit medical/dental insurance information with your New Patient Paperwork to expedite this process.

Please note: to reduce pinhole gum surgery costs to our patients while still ensuring that we can provide the highest level of care; we have the following financial policies:

  • We accept Discover, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express
  • Full payment is due after services rendered
  • Payment plan options are available via www.CareCredit.com
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Pascual Vasquez
Pascual Vasquez
22:33 31 Jan 22
Love the staff here! Very informative and Lori was a huge help in navigating me through the process! Would definitely recommend!
Chevy J
Chevy J
15:36 27 Jan 22
I love everything and everyone at this office. Service is always top tier . They make you feel welcomed and comfortable every time you walk through the door. The Dr. V is great at what he does and I highly recommend this office..
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22:19 06 Jan 22
My experience was just so easy and great. Stacy was really helpful in explaining me all my queries. The staff there is very helpful ♥️
Leah Varghese
Leah Varghese
21:45 28 Dec 21
I was super nervous about getting my wisdom teeth out, but Tooth HQ helped me feel a lot better about the whole process. They made sure that I was well informed about everything I should do after my wisdom tooth extraction surgery. It is also very easy to receive help quickly from Tooth HQ. Their services are wonderful, and everyone there is super nice. Overall, I had a great experience!
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Ireanna Scott
16:53 03 Dec 21
I came into the office nervous about getting my wisdom teeth pulled. Rosa and the doctor put my nerves at ease. The team is very helpful, they make sure you are very aware of whats going on and needs to be done. I definitely recommend this office.
Judith Matilde Gonzalez
Judith Matilde Gonzalez
22:18 11 Nov 21
Dr. V and his staff were lovely and very nice. They made sure I had my procedure done in a timely manner since I was in a lot of pain. I would for sure recommend!
hussein awad
hussein awad
21:55 28 Oct 21
I came here to take my wisdom teeth taken out. On the day of the procedure, the nurses were very welcoming. The doctor was also very careful and was very nice to talk to. I just came back from my post 2 week checkup surgery and I got to meet more of the amazing staff.
Amanda Marante
Amanda Marante
14:52 04 Oct 21
I had all 4 wisdom teeth operated on and they did very well. They treated me as many times as necessary and with very good treatment, Miss Alice always very attentive and very professional, thank you very much.
Jermani Boyce
Jermani Boyce
22:10 18 Jul 21
The front desk lady was very polite! Everyone was extremely nice and helpful. The dentist and his student in training were both very good. They helped me to understand what was going on throughout the entire process! The dental assistant was extremely nice and helpful as well! I definitely recommend this office!
Laura Scarborough
Laura Scarborough
17:01 06 Jul 21
They are REALLY good here!!! After my surgery, I had a question so I called the # they gave me. I was expecting an answering service because it was a weekend. But to my surprise, the Dr. that actually did my surgery was the one that answered my call.. Everyone was so nice and went the extra mile to make sure I was taken care of and understood every step.. Thank y'all for everything 💖
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FAQ for Pinhole Surgery

Pinhole surgery is not painful as the procedure is non-invasive and needs no suturing. Therefore, patients may feel discomfort only afterward.

Yes, pinhole gum surgery is as permanent as other procedures for treating gum recession, such as gum grafting.

The cost of pinhole surgery may vary between $2500 to $5,000 per jaw. The average cost may fall around $3,000.

A patient with receding, sensitive, or bleeding gums is a good candidate for pinhole surgery if deep cleaning cannot treat it.