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Frequently Asked Questions
for Pinhole Surgical Technique PST in Arizona

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Who Invented Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™ in Arizona

The Pinhole Surgical Technique PST™ was invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S. and has been deemed a ‘breakthrough’ technique for gum recession and treatment options for receding gums.

What is Gum Recession?

Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gumline. This can occur as a result of periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis), the natural aging process, or abrasive habits when it comes to brushing the teeth.

What Causes Gum Recession?

Gum recession is just one of the signs of gum disease, there are many different reasons that cause gum recession, aggressive brushing, tooth grinding, perio disease, lack of gingival tissue which gives you the appearance of very long teeth or as a side effect of certain medications that increase the risk of periodontal disease. Nothing ages a smile and face more than receding gums.

Traditional gum surgery and some orthodontic treatments can also cause gum recession because healthy tissue has to be removed to eradicate the infection.

What Other Problems Can Receding Gums Cause?

Receding gums can also cause tooth sensitivity along with decay. If left untreated could lead to teeth loss. Gum recession affects over 50% of the population to some degree.

Why should receding gums be taken seriously?

When receding gums occur, the root structure of the tooth becomes exposed. This means that tooth decay and other problems can affect the teeth along the gumline and beneath it. Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, getting gum recession treated is important for lasting dental wellness.

What is the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ (PST™)?

The 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 Pinhole Surgical Technique™ were created by Dr. John Chao. Dr. Chao who was instrumental in training Dr. Steven Chang.

How does the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ (PST™) differ from traditional gum grafting?

Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed.

While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved through the Pinhole Surgical Technique™.

How is Pinhole Surgical Technique™ (PST™) performed?

During the 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. These tools help expand and slide the gumline to cover the exposed root structure. There are no grafts, no sutures, and no incisions needed with the Pinhole Surgical Technique™. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.

What are the benefits of Pinhole Surgical Technique™ (PST™)?

The benefits of the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ are many:

• Less discomfort for the patient after treatment
• Faster recovery for the patient than traditional grafting
• No need for uncomfortable sutures
• No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools
• No need to take donor tissue from the patient’s palate
• Excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting results

We offer a Complimentary Consultation for people suffering from receding gums.

If you are concerned about receding gums and want to explore alternatives to a gum grafting procedure, simply Call Our Office Today 623-889-6000 and schedule your consultation to find out if you are a candidate for PST. Please view our five (5) office locations below.

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Surprise Dental Office

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13954 W. Waddell Road, Suite #112 Surprise, Arizona [85379]
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Goodyear Dental Office

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1616 N Litchfield Rd, Ste #250, Goodyear, Arizona [85395]
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Phoenix Dental Office

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3608 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona [85019]
Call Now: 602-544-2480

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Glendale Dental Office

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20100 North 51st Avenue, Suite #D-410, Glendale, Arizona [85308]
Call Now: 623-582-5998

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Maryvale Dental Office

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4105 North 51st Avenue, Suite #109, Maryvale, Arizona [85031]
Call Now: 623-245-2828

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