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Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST)

Treat Receding Gums


Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ PST – A breakthrough treatment for gum recession and receding gums


The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST ®™) - invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S. - is an incision-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession. Through a small pinhole made by a needle, Dr. Chao uses specially designed instruments to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no incision or suturing, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.

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

The benefits of the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ are many:

  • Minimally invasive procedure with no painful sutures required
  • Only a pinhole is made in the gum tissue
  • No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools
  • No need to take donor tissue from the patient’s palate
  • Less discomfort for the patient during and after treatment
  • Faster recovery for the patient than traditional grafting
  • Immediate, excellent, natural-looking and long-lasting results

Dr. Randolph S. Moore was the first dentist in Gwinnett County to offer the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST)! Dr. Moore was personally trained on PST by Dr Chao, inventor of the procedure.

dr chao and dr moore

Dr. Moore with Dr Chao.


If you would like more information on the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique®™, please contact us.

(770) 945-5369

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