SERVICE SPOTLIGHT : Chao Pinhole® Technique

A couple months ago, Dr. Porcelli attended a workshop with Dr. John Chao, creator of the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique [PST®]. Dr. Porcelli was very excited to learn about this new technique with its creator and enjoyed the workshop immensely. Dr. Chao personally oversaw the results of the doctors practice.  One reason Dr. Porcelli was excited to learn this new procedure was because of the minimally invasive way it helps treat gum recession.

This procedure takes traditional gum recession treatments and turns them on it’s head.

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.  Instead of grafting the gums with other tissue and then stitching and suturing the graft in the mouth, this technique uses a needle and special surgical tools to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. This makes the procedure incision and suture free! Not to mention it minimizes post-operative symptoms like pain, swelling and bleeding.  Look at some of the before & afters on Dr. Chao’s website to see the beautiful results!

The benefits of the Chao 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

Learn more about PST® and watch this video, if you still have questions about the procedure or feel like you may be a good candidate for this technique, give us a call today: 843.593.8123, we’d love to schedule a consultation with you!


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