The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique: No Cutting, No Stitching, No Second Surgical Site

What Does Gum Recession Look Like?

Gum recession can happen so gradually that you may not be aware you have a problem until you start to experience the negative effects of the condition, which include:
• An uneven gum line
• Tooth discoloration near the gum line
• Teeth appear to be “longer”
• Tooth sensitivity
• Cavities at the gum line
• Dark triangular spaces between the teeth
Traditional gum recession surgery involves using a gum graft by removing tissue from another area within the mouth and stitching it in place over receded areas. The surgery can only address a limited number of teeth per session, and the treatment sites take significant time to heal. Today’s patients, however, have the option to correct their gum recession using the minimally invasive alternative of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST™).