Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique

At Baker and Graham, we utilize the latest and greatest in dental technology, including the revolutionary Chao Pinhole surgical technique for repairing gum recession. Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gum line due to periodontal disease, aging, or abrasive brushing habits. Besides concerns about appearance, gum recession can also lead to serious decay and injury in you’re the root structure of your teeth. Recession is unfortunately irreversible on its own but with this breakthrough technology, the doctors at Baker and Graham can get your gums looking and feeling good as new.

Chao Pinhole
Surgical Technique

The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is incision and suture free. All of the tools and techniques used to perform the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique were created by Dr. John Chao, who trained our very own Dr. Graham.

During the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, a needle is used to make a small hole in the patient’s existing gum tissue. Through this pinhole, special instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue. Then, the gum line is expanded to slide down to cover the exposed root structure. There are no grafts, no sutures, and no incisions needed with the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.


The benefits of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique are many:

Can correct gum recession in as little as 1 treatment session
Minimal discomfort and swelling in most cases because the method is scalpel-free, suture-free and graft free
Long term results per the International Journal of Periodontology & Restorative Dentistry (October 2012)
Can prevent tooth loss and the need for other costly procedures such as implants or dentures
Can enhance a more youthful and attractive appearance
Most patients are back to normal light activities within 24-48 hours post procedure

Phone 601-268-3333

Fax 601-268-6666

4216 Lincoln Road

Hattiesburg, MS 39402

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