The Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST), invented and patented by John Chao, DDS is a scalpel-free, suture-free technique performed through a small needle hole that Dr. Detar then delicately detaches the gum tissue, inserts collagen, and slides it over the receded areas to immediately cover them. It involves minimal post-op pain with an immediate cosmetic enhancement which is stable for several years. Depending on the amount of recession to be treated, the procedure can take minutes to an hour, and only involves a local anesthetic.
Only a handful of doctors in the United States have been trained by Dr. Chao and are certified to perform his amazing technique. No one should ignore their gum recession if they are interested in keeping their teeth until they pass away. If you think your gums are receding, you should make an appointment with Dr. Detar and have a periodontal examination to evaluate and measure your gum tissue right away.