The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (also called PST) was created and patented by John Chao. This technique is used to treat gum recession, and requires no stitches, no scalpel, and offers an easier recovery time than other gum recession treatments.
Using the Pinhole Surgical Technique means that treatment can be completed in one simple session instead of multiple sessions. Additionally, because there’s no need for an incision or stitches, the recovery time is quicker and easier.
During the procedure, the affected teeth and gums are cleaned and your gum tissue will be numbed using a local anesthetic. Once you’re numb, a small entry point (around 0.1 inch) will be made in the receding gum tissue.
Next, Dr. Jeff Poulson will use specialized dental instruments, which are designed and patented by Dr. Chao, the PST inventor. These instruments will free the gums at the entry point and will move the gum tissue down to its proper position on the teeth. Lastly, collagen strips will be passed through the pinhole and placed underneath the gums. These strips will help to keep the gum tissue stable and in its proper place.
PST has been thoroughly tested over the last several years and has proved to be successful and shows lasting results. Here at Poulson Family Dental, we are proud to be one of only a handful of dental practices to offer the Pinhole Surgical Technique in Brighton, Colorado. Click to learn more here.
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